Click here to Skip to main content
14,829,313 members

Welcome to the Lounge

   

For discussing anything related to a software developer's life but is not for programming questions. Got a programming question?

The Lounge is rated Safe For Work. If you're about to post something inappropriate for a shared office environment, then don't post it. No ads, no abuse, and no programming questions. Trolling, (political, climate, religious or whatever) will result in your account being removed.
 
GeneralRe: Should I be concerned if "Size on disk" for directory is different on C: than on external drive? Pin
Randor 20-May-18 20:56
professional Randor 20-May-18 20:56 
GeneralRe: Should I be concerned if "Size on disk" for directory is different on C: than on external drive? Pin
Daniel Pfeffer20-May-18 21:29
professionalDaniel Pfeffer20-May-18 21:29 
GeneralRe: Should I be concerned if "Size on disk" for directory is different on C: than on external drive? Pin
Member 798912221-May-18 11:44
MemberMember 798912221-May-18 11:44 
GeneralRe: Should I be concerned if "Size on disk" for directory is different on C: than on external drive? Pin
Randor 21-May-18 13:05
professional Randor 21-May-18 13:05 
GeneralRe: Should I be concerned if "Size on disk" for directory is different on C: than on external drive? Pin
Member 798912221-May-18 12:30
MemberMember 798912221-May-18 12:30 
GeneralRe: Should I be concerned if "Size on disk" for directory is different on C: than on external drive? Pin
Daniel Pfeffer21-May-18 20:15
professionalDaniel Pfeffer21-May-18 20:15 
GeneralRe: Should I be concerned if "Size on disk" for directory is different on C: than on external drive? Pin
Member 798912221-May-18 11:57
MemberMember 798912221-May-18 11:57 
GeneralHow agile are you? Pin
Sander Rossel20-May-18 0:52
professionalSander Rossel20-May-18 0:52 
The software ideologies thread below got me thinking about the flexibility of some people and how well I work with them.
I just got out of a team who wouldn't want to start working on a user story until every little detail was crystal clear (but they still called it agile).

For example:
The story: As an admin I want to see the address of a user on the user overview page.
The questions: How do you want the address formatted? Where on the form do you want to see the address? Do you want address and house number in one field or in two separate fields? Do you want to see the address in that other page too?

That's a very short and simple story, but notice the amount of questions that HAD to be answered before they could put it in a sprint.
Personally, I'd put it in the sprint and I'd ask the story owner about the first three questions. That last question is out of scope, this is about the user overview page, not the other one too.

My current job is the exact opposite.
They want an entire application, possibly with about 10 third party tools, but they don't even know which ones yet (this has been going on for about a year).
And now I can start building... Figuring out the requirements as I go (which is probably about 50% of the job).

For Juun Software, my own business, I got a job "here's a fairly complicated Excel spreadsheet, we want that in an application. Good luck."
Alright, I'll build something, advice about certain subjects, and rebuild it if it's not what the customer wants after all.

Of course with everything clear up front you can make an estimate, you can build what is asked and you'll never have a dispute about if what you built is what they wanted.
With nothing clear it's pretty much impossible to estimate, things will take a lot more time, if your customer is an a**hole he'll give you a hard time for not building what he wanted or taking too long and without the right people these projects tend to fail miserably.
And then there's everything in between.

Personally, I like it when there's some work left for me to figure out. The more the better, like my current project.
Some people really can't deal with that uncertainty though (and when working with them I often find myself thinking "just start building already!").

What's your ideal situation?

GeneralRe: How agile are you? Pin
Eddy Vluggen20-May-18 2:15
professionalEddy Vluggen20-May-18 2:15 
GeneralRe: How agile are you? Pin
Sander Rossel20-May-18 8:07
professionalSander Rossel20-May-18 8:07 
GeneralRe: How agile are you? Pin
Munchies_Matt20-May-18 4:46
MemberMunchies_Matt20-May-18 4:46 
GeneralRe: How agile are you? Pin
Sander Rossel20-May-18 8:02
professionalSander Rossel20-May-18 8:02 
GeneralRe: How agile are you? Pin
Munchies_Matt20-May-18 10:00
MemberMunchies_Matt20-May-18 10:00 
GeneralRe: How agile are you? Pin
DRHuff20-May-18 16:39
MemberDRHuff20-May-18 16:39 
GeneralRe: How agile are you? Pin
PhilipOakley21-May-18 3:44
professionalPhilipOakley21-May-18 3:44 
GeneralRe: How agile are you? Pin
W Balboos, GHB22-May-18 8:35
mveW Balboos, GHB22-May-18 8:35 
GeneralRe: How agile are you? Pin
Marc Clifton20-May-18 5:05
mvaMarc Clifton20-May-18 5:05 
GeneralRe: How agile are you? Pin
Sander Rossel20-May-18 8:01
professionalSander Rossel20-May-18 8:01 
GeneralRe: How agile are you? Pin
Mycroft Holmes20-May-18 14:17
professionalMycroft Holmes20-May-18 14:17 
GeneralRe: How agile are you? Pin
MSBassSinger21-May-18 5:41
professionalMSBassSinger21-May-18 5:41 
GeneralRe: How agile are you? Pin
Gerry Schmitz23-May-18 8:05
mveGerry Schmitz23-May-18 8:05 
GeneralRe: How agile are you? Pin
lopatir20-May-18 6:11
Memberlopatir20-May-18 6:11 
GeneralRe: How agile are you? Pin
Sander Rossel20-May-18 7:55
professionalSander Rossel20-May-18 7:55 
GeneralRe: How agile are you? Pin
OriginalGriff20-May-18 6:14
mveOriginalGriff20-May-18 6:14 
GeneralRe: How agile are you? Pin
Daniel Pfeffer20-May-18 10:51
professionalDaniel Pfeffer20-May-18 10:51 

General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Praise Praise    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.