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  1. Roland Racko
  2. Making the Miracle Happen
  3. Software Development Magazine(Oct 1995)pp93+99+101
  4. =ESSAY adoption OBJECT-ORIENTED PROCESS STANDARDS IMPROVEMENT
  5. First improve your process, then adopt objects.
      p93: "the first step is not to buy a C++ compiler or any other object-oriented language. If you are going to enter a rider into the multikilometer Tour de France bicycle race, you first need to make sure he is fit. "

      describes problems of average shop
      Net


      1. |- (Racko95d_0): find out why - perhaps its best?
      2. |- (Racko95d_1): sell management on the bottom line benefits of improvement(not objects)
      3. |- (Racko95d_2): where does the overload come from: internal and/or external
      4. |- (Racko95d_2a): for external. sell "market directed optimization" or some such phrase to the management to handle it; wait for died down
      5. |- (Racko95d_3): training
      6. |- (Racko95d_3.1): walkthroughs and design concepts (coupling cohesion)
      7. |- (Racko95d_3.2): coders get together to hash out standards
      8. |- (Racko95d_3.3): a common vocab for words like: maintenance, good, design, walkthrough
      9. |- (Racko95d_4): teams develop goals, measurements and traceabillity methods
      10. |- (Racko95d_5): gather a stat base
      11. |- (Racko95d_6): The "market benefit phase" (objects).

      (End of Net)

      p101. How to handle a manager that shortens your estimates. (1) give a range of estimates: worst, best, most likely. Be ready to explain how best and worst cases can happen. (2) break out the time needed for integration.

    1. integration::= working design and code hierarchy so that the team can use them to connect the logic of the problem to real world, other systems, and physicla tchnology


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