February 01, 2006

Waterfall 2006 Come to the Waterfall 2006 conference and see how a sequential development process can benefit your next project.

Date: April 1, 2006 Location: Niagara Falls, NY

  • That really has to be the densest collection of software development jokes ever made. I laughed... "Upfront Design: If A Little Is Good, A Lot is Better" ...and then cried bitter tears.
  • Pair Managing: Two Managers per Programmer by Jim Highsmith Awesome. Which one manages, and which one reviews the other one's managing? DangerIsMyMiddleName, I came across your Gmail book in a bookstore yesterday. Good work, man. /derail
  • The sad bit is that real-life software development is even funnier. Software Developer: It's 90% complete. Manager: Yeah, okay. By the way they want Feature X added, so be there for the 8:00 meeting. Software Developer: Yeah, okay. Can we document after the code's done? Manager: Yeah, okay. But we want 10% higher quality than last time. Software Developer: Sure. I just have to find 10% more bugs right? Manager: That's right. But they have to be good bugs.
  • ooh! blimey, mct!
  • between the geeks and the hos I know, I am constantly amazed any business stays afloat for longer than 3 months at any time, ever. With the exception of Mindcro$quash. They're a monopoly.
  • My small group has devolved from 8 workers and 2 managers (which was one too many) to 4 workers, 4 managers and, as of yesterday, a co-manager, in the two years I have been there. At one time we ditched two workers to cut costs and the next day got our third manager. It seems even worse written down like that.
  • Markr, you didn't fill in your timesheet correctly.
  • Or your TPS report.