Red Squirrel Reflections
Dave Hoover explores the psychology of software development
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Meeting with James
Friday, November 1, 2002
I met with James Grenning today to discuss my presentation. It was affirming to see that I was mostly on track!
He gave me some excellent feedback, particularly the sort of questions I could be asking and the non-threatening stance I could take. One question reminded me of my days as a therapist which always helped get things started: what would you change about your current situation? This question helps me to align XP solutions to their perceived problems.
He also added another property alongside quality, cost and productivity: predictability. He encouraged me to stay focused on the business value, resisting the urge to start focusing on the practices unless this was explicity requested.
We're going to talk more again tomorrow...which I guess would now be later today...
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