Christophe Thibaut

First I've been hacking a lot.

Then for a long time I've tried to follow software engineering principles.

But now I've changed my mind and want to get extremely agile.

I am a developer in bank, financial and accounting business domains. Where I work (in France), developers are commonly seen as "the people who write the code". Of course, there is much more about development.

I used to read a lot about programming and development process, so one day I read about XP, and it confirmed, enhanced and enlightened my views about how we can do a better job.

Then I tried to go extreme with a project in which people were stuck. We have had some dramatic improvment quite early, but I've been forced to give up, because I had also to struggle against my managers (who are now still stuck again with that project, as far as I know). So my first XP'ish project didn't succeed, but I have clear indications that a more "classical" approach (I mean those big M methods which no-one is ever willing to follow exhaustively) would have done worse. I am eager to get involved in an XP project (I hope I'll have to cut that sentence soon).

Wiki is the more interesting concept I've seen on the net so far. I spend a lot of time here and get a lot of information.

MyMyersBriggsTypeIs ?NFP. I don't understand the E/I dimension (I think I reenergize myself by : talking with people, walking alone, reading books, playing with my kids, and many more activities). I like reading books. See BookShelved.

Cette page veut juste contribuer rompre un peu l'isolement d'XP en france.

pour me contacter : mailto:cthibaut@club-internet.fr

And the moral of that is -- 'Be what you would seem to be' -- or, if you'd like it put more simply -- 'Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise'

LewisCarroll Nowadays the Duchess would work (and it would be in software industry).
I'd like a page with SoftwareDevelopmentAphorisms.
I thought I could focus on reflexion and observation in AgileVsSpeculativeProjectManagement. And I added a grotesque analogy : MasterMindConfusedMindAgileMind. CategoryHomePage

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