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Hello, you project manager/team leader. I expected this title to grasp your attention. Would you like to know how to improve the performance of your team members?Â This can be done without massive statistics or an expensive performance improvement program. This magic pill is called positive feedback. Just give your team members the credits for their work and compliment them for their achievements.
As a project manager we are aimed on the end result. In our day to day job we are focused on the things that are not yet done and the things that could go wrong. This focus on future result and possible impediments make us forget the past achievements of our team.
Agile software development, the principles. Principle 8: Agile processes promote sustainable development. The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.
This is the eight of 12 posts about the principles of agile software development. Purpose is to go back to the start of the agile manifesto (http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html) and discuss the implementation of the 12 principles in real life software engineering. Goals of agility are to go deliver software of higher quality, faster, with a higher acceptance to end-users and able to follow the changing business requirements to strive for competitive advantage.
The question is: is this going to work in practice or is this only based on a nice marketing and sales story.
Principle 8 : Agile processes promote sustainable development. The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely
Sustainable development means constant production of softwarefeatures during a long lasting period. This is done without loss of concentration within the team or a rising amount of errors as a result of fatigue or frustration. Software development is like running a marathon and not 100 meters sprint. You have to keep up to speed but not run so fast that you exhaust yourself or your team members.
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OOW 2008 Preview: JHeadstart 11g – best practices, structure & consistency and even more extra productivity for ADF 11g
One of the theme songs for this year’s Oracle Open World undoubtedly will be ADF 11g. All by itself (Web 2.0) and as the glue for Enterprise 2.0 (WebCenter) and the foundation for Fusion Applications (ERP 2.0?, of which we hopefully will see the first real modules). And one of the singers of that song is Oracle ACE Steven Davelaar who will present the upcoming JHeadstart 11g release. Yesterday at our Oracle Open World 2008 preview, Steven rehearsed his performance, for some 30 interested attendees. Starting back in 2001, JHeadstart 11g follows on a long tradition of packaging best practices for using ADF, providing structure and catering for application wide consistency in page layout and adding to the already quite impressive productivity of developing ADF applications. ADF 11g is very powerful, especially in terms of visual (client) richness. JHeadstart helps to deal with that power, even if you are not already a very experienced ADF 11g developer. Steven hopes for a release of JHeadstart 11g around one to two months after ADF 11g is released, but cannot make any firm commitments (more…)