Red Squirrel Reflections
Dave Hoover explores the psychology of software development
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Sunday, November 10, 2002
Just two weeks left until the project at work needs to be finished. Unfortunately our velocity has us hitting the mark a week late. Hopefully I underestimated a few of these stories. We're continuing to experience the wonders of Struts as we find it increasingly easy to add-on new features.
I met with Wyatt on Friday to go over my presentation. As always, it was an excellent meeting. I came away once again with my head spilling over with insights and information. I was happy with some of my answers to his questions, but he certainly showed me where I needed to improve. I re-realized that my one-on-one skills are my strong point, no big surprise there. But more importantly, I realized that although I understand and believe in the philosophies of Extreme Programming, effectively conveying and arguing these ideas requires a deeper internalization...and practice.
Tomorrow I'm going to be giving my presentation to our architect. If it goes well, he will set up a time to meet with the IT management team. I've got a feeling that it won't make it past the architect, but we'll see. At least it will be another chance to practice. I'm going to try to practice it on my boss this week as well.
Thursday and Friday should be fun! I am thrilled that my boss will be joining me on Friday.
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