surviving the last mile

best appreciated while listening to the speaker


Maricris Nonato

WELL SEASONED RoR DEVELOPER and IT MANAGER




about.me/maricris.nonato

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?

Programming

  • work done by programmers
  • programmers job mostly include:
  • coding, compilation, debugging, documentation, integration, maintenance, etc.

    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_programming#Programmers)

Programming


in simple terms is 

READING AND WRITING CODE!
(and everything in between them)



programming



the challenge



the challenge



the challenge



intellectually complex

the challenge



the challenge


the challenge


the challenge


the challenge



this is software maintenance.  

and this involves a lot of intelligence;

Definitely not for the faint-hearted.

prevention / survival


prevention / survival

 

survival


survival


survival


survival

(http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000069.html)