Standard Standards

Many development shops have adopted, documented, and published development standards, only to find them in useless repose, stored in binders, never to be referenced again. Without constant training, consistent code inspections, and other oversight practices, standards quickly fall by the wayside. To a developer, standards are straightjackets to be worn only unwillingly.

The new millennium will not tolerate nonstandard practices for the simple reason that they will not work. Delivering increments of functionality means that each succeeding layer must fit smoothly with the others: it is like trying to build a brick wall — the bricks must be of uniform size and shape to keep it from falling over.

Not to be overly harsh, but maverick programmers will not cause the organization to step up enforcement procedures; they will cause the organization to cull them out. When running a tight train schedule, one does not coddle late passengers ... one leaves them behind.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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