- quant- 790/800
- verbal 800/800 (heh!)
- Analytical Writing -
awaited (I am not too worried about this).- 6.0/6.0
Ravi Mohan's Blog
Friday, October 27, 2006
Update: Analytical Score updated. I wrote the GRE a few days ago. Scores -
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Steve Yegge's blog post titled "Good Agile, Bad Agile" seems to have ignited one of those periodic feeding frenzies in the blogosphere. The comparison he makes between Agile and Scientology seems to have touched a nerve in many "agilists". The comments on Steve's post reveal a good deal of defensiveness, google envy and the occasional reasoned response. Summarizing Steve's "anti agile" points (from a very long post), he says
- The Chrysler Project, which was the exemplar for agile projects failed badly.
- Mandatory 100% pairing sucks bigtime.
- Agile isn't scientific. (at best, any proof for "improved productivity" is anecdotal).
- There are a lot of flaky "agilists" trying to be "coaches" and sell books and seminars.
- These "seminar agilists" create an artificially polarized world where any process that isn't Agile(TM) is "waterfall" or "cowboy".
- Agile is very date driven, ignoring the human variations in productivity.
- If anyone puts forward an alternative process , the "defenders" of agile use one of two responses to oppose it
- "all the good stuff he described is really Agile"
- "all the bad stuff he described is the fault of the team's execution of the process"
And Oh, Steve, keep writing!