Simon Baker posted some pictures of his tracking white board. He actually has a velocity column on the far right end that occurs to me is a really good idea. Puts a visible focus on how much your actually able to accomplish for the Sprint instead of just the remaining hours for tasks.
Yesterday I got to hear two experience reports on our Agile/Scrum pilot projects from two peer managers who aren’t exactly strong proponents of Agile. I assume this is happening more places now that Agile is moving beyond the early adopters. Anway onto the experience reports. From a web development manager:
The idea of less useless [...]
iBATIS, the SQL based ORM will finally be getting a book length treatment. It’s a pretty simple mapping framework that relies on good old SQL. We’ve used iBATIS frequently in the past several years and we continue to use it for connecting to our legacy system over using Hibernate.
Our issue is that we use [...]
Bruce Eckel has posted a short post on 7 questions to ask an interviewer:
1. If I want to buy something like a book or a tool, how does the process work (how hard is it?). What’s the cost limit before the approval must go up the management chain?
In my group the process is [...]
One of our developers came across a strange fix to an error message we kept getting in Websphere Portal Search 22.214.171.124. The error message was along the lines:
1Didn’t find SeedList in HTML, not a SeedList URL
You might try adding a little known property to portal search:
1HTTP_NON_APPL_MAX_BODY_SIZE_MB = 4
The parameter is supposed [...]