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Computing for the Season: Songs of Comfort & Joy

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Every field has its seasons, its rituals, its traditions, its myths.  Information technology, too, has stories that it tells  at certain times of the year.  In that spirit, we offer a myth from the ancient of days, which is to say the 1950s.

 

Anna-the-intern narrates this year’s presentation of “Songs of Comfort and Joy,” As she notes, it is not really a seasonal story. Is is fable about Agile Development. In such fables, a a group of self-organized programmers, working from the ground, work together to produce working that code that corrects mistakes made by their nemesis, which is to say management. It is a lovely story that reminds us that when the going get tough, the tough go programming – at every season of the year.

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16347: Who Are These People? & What Do They Do?

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A good friend always says that solo acts don’t work, that a board is always smarter than a a CEO. In podcasts, the rule seems to be that the collective adds interests. Over the past year, we have created a staff to illustrate the main points of the podcast and identify some of the absurdities of our subject. This podcast is a brief introduction to that staff.

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16305: It Makes You Feel Smarter

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Rohit explains why and how you should listen to “How We Manage Stuff.” “It you feel smarter,” he says, “And it also makes you feel at home.” This is a quick summery before we start the next series. The hosts are out of the office. Anna the Intern is at PANIC, the Professional Assistants, Networkers, and Interns Conference. Next week, a new series that looks at how government policy shapes software develops

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Episode 15316: Binge on a new Idea

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Anna-the-Intern one more substitutes for the missing hosts and introduces this binge episode that incorporates the three episodes that started the discussion on Agile methods & Management:

 

210: What’s in a name?

220: What is new about Agile?

230: The Agile Manifesto

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