Skip to main content

Blog Archive for jonathansimon during January 2005

I've seen my share of death march projects, we all have (there are alot of them after all). What's amazing to me is not that they exist, but rather the sheer quantity and magnitude of them. I read this article in the Times this morning. It talks about a project to update the technical infrastructure of the FBI. It sounds like several projects I've worked on -- tell tale signs of death marches...
I am on one of those projects where I try to introduce XP practices like lightweight documentation and testing. I also happen to work at a large wall street investment bank with alot of money at stake. And as a result -- a pretty stressful and politically charged environment. One thing I've learned through this is to be extaordinarily careful about how concepts are applied and especially how...