Originally posted by Mark Herschberg:
Well, couldn't you do offsite development so long as you had a customer out there with you? I agree that the team needs to be colocated, but they could be physically outside the parent company, right?
.. but Paired Programming has had to go out the window.
I guess there is still no substitute for getting on a plane and thrashing out development issues face to face
Originally posted by dave sag:
[...] but Paired Programming has had to go out the window.
I feel that shared text editors, VNC, video chat could go a long way to addressing some of the issues I face.
That would be easy if we were all working on the same platform, but I work on Mac, the other developers work on Linux and Windoze, and the client Windoze.
I guess there is still no substitute for getting on a plane and thrashing out development issues face to face. If only for the higher bandwidth afforded by physical interaction.
I have left out of XP is the story game, which my clients don't like because it takes up their time.
So in the absence of any aspects of XP, I am thinking of a totally new paradigm - which I call Directed Programming. DP attempts to draw on the lessons from XP but is more for solo developers working in isolation from their clients.
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