Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Maintainable Code Offers No Job Security

MDD Developer Manifesto

As a mortgage-driven developer,

I make the experience of collaborating
with me as awkward and
unpleasant as possible

* without actually getting fired

Manifesto for Half-Arsed Agile Software Development

We have heard about new ways of developing software by
paying consultants and reading Gartner reports. Through
this we have been told to value:
Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
and we have mandatory processes and tools to control how those
individuals (we prefer the term ‘resources’) interact
Working software over comprehensive documentation
as long as that software is comprehensively documented
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
within the boundaries of strict contracts, of course, and subject to rigorous change control
Responding to change over following a plan
provided a detailed plan is in place to respond to the change, and it is followed precisely
That is, while the items on the left sound nice
in theory, we’re an enterprise company, and there’s
no way we’re letting go of the items on the right.


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