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That is great that it works for you. Maybe you and your team don’t have the multidisciplinary knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to pull off a “Soup to Nuts” process. Many organizations don’t hire team leads with those KSAs.
As to your claim about velocity and 6 devs with interdisciplinary skills (which was not what the article described), how do you know? What can you compare your team’s productivity to?
I wrote the article from experience doing both and analyzing how both processes work. I found the productivity and quality of work to be higher with the kind of team I described.
Just a comment, in South Africa a lot of the development is done in the manner as described in the article, only the large dev houses etc have the resources to utilize so many additional members to a development team who do not produce code. Most SME's have small dev or customization teams that cover many roles amongst its members. I'd say its one of the attractions for international companies in attracting the local talent here as the depth of experience is a lot broader than a strictly segmented dev path.
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I was cleaning up the shelves. happened to bump into a book that looked quite old & I wanted to dispose it off without opening. But opened & looked at the date, it's 1965, signed by my dad when he was a teenager. It's an (ELBS) Engish to English dictionary. It was beautiful with lots of tiny illustrations. I guess that's the oldest one I have right now. So I'm keeping this specimen.
Absolutely no idea. I haven't even opened a paper book since I got my first tablet - 7 years ago? - and will probably dispose of most of 'em some day. Just keep the one my brother gave me, autographed by pTerry himself.
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I have several books from the late 1800's and early 1900's, beautiful bindings and black and white illustrations, unique font, obviously in an older form of English that's interesting to read, and of course the writing style is so different.
But the unique thing is several of them have "to so-and-so" as a gift, with the date, and "from", and I pause when I see that. Here I'm holding a gift someone gave to someone else, for a birthday or just because, and they are undoubtedly dead, and those three lines are such an amazing glimpse into two people's lives and what was important to them.
Here I'm holding a gift someone gave to someone else, for a birthday or just because, and they are undoubtedly dead
I have a few books like this, some Victorian, it always adds something to the book somehow. When I was student in the 90s the local charity shops were mines for this type of thing - local academic's books would turn up. Now they've seem to have centralised to some extent, actually checking the prices before selling in dedicated charity bookshops. The normal charity shops are left with the dross like Jeffery Archer novels.
I once found a small book of natural remedies for dogs printed during the War and gave it to my mam. It turned out to be pretty rare, so she donated it to the museum that looked at it for her.
My star find was a sex education manual called something like "The ABZ of Sex" from (I'm judging by the illustrations) the '50s. It was a really funny read, largely because the author couldn't seem to contain himself when writing on the subject of feet.