surviving the last mile
best appreciated while listening to the speaker
WELL SEASONED RoR DEVELOPER and IT MANAGER
what is the last mile problem?
What it is:
this is the amount of work you have to put in place to mark your project / task as STABLE and SELF FUNCTIONING
this is the amount of effort that effectively makes you sleep at night that you could leave your project and it would return money to you without a doubt
WHAT IT IS NOT:
- this is not your normal, average day challenge of designing your project
this is not iterating to move your project stories to DONE / delivered
who are you?
What DO YOU DO?
are you affected by this?
WHATEVER YOUR ANSWER IS,
YES you are affected by this,
and you will experience this
at some point in your career
THE last mile problem
is mostly about maintenance
TRUE or FALse?
- work done by programmers
- programmers job mostly include:
- coding, compilation, debugging, documentation, integration, maintenance, etc.
in simple terms is
READING AND WRITING CODE!
(and everything in between them)
this is software maintenance.
and this involves a lot of intelligence;
Definitely not for the faint-hearted.