Friday, 6 February 2009

Big Endians

"Which two mighty powers have, as I was going to tell you, been engaged in a most obstinate war for six-and-thirty moons past.... the primitive way of breaking eggs, before we eat them, was upon the larger end; ... the emperor his father published an edict, commanding all his subjects, upon great penalties, to break the smaller end of their eggs.... Many hundred large volumes have been published upon this controversy: but the books of the Big-endians have been long forbidden..."
Gulliver's Travels

Are you Agile or agile ?
Do you do SCRUM using XP practices or not ?
Exploratory or scripted testing?
Certified or not ?

and on a larger scale, a not-that-shocking-really article says that some of Whitehall’s biggest computer projects have spiralled out of control, with total cost overruns of more than £18 billion

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