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    A little help? "Agile software development" anyone?

    by ragnaröks_roller » Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:07 pm

    Hi all, I can hardly call myself a "forum fiend" anymore, as I've been a no-show around these parts for quite some time. I need a little help, though, and you awesome cruise folks are the best assortment of people I could think to ask. Maybe you can extend some help?

    I've been on the hunt for a new job for a while, and something finally appeared that seems like a real possibility. One thing though -- there's mention of them wanting familiarity with "Agile software development" which I most certainly don't have, as before today I don't think I'd heard the term. I looked it up on the good ol' internet and kind of get the gist of it. Anyone here who could help explain it, or give me some ideas of existing skills I might posses that might help my argument that I'll catch on quick and to PLEASE consider bringing me on anyway?

    This job would probably be almost double the salary of my current position and would be about 1000 times more fulfilling. I won't forget any help come January!! :D
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    Re: A little help? "Agile software development" anyone?

    by ShoreSlayer » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:24 pm

    ragnaröks_roller wrote:Hi all, I can hardly call myself a "forum fiend" anymore, as I've been a no-show around these parts for quite some time.

    Once a forum fiend, always a forum fiend!

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    Re: A little help? "Agile software development" anyone?

    by Jaimie38 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:29 pm

    ragnaröks_roller wrote:Hi all, I can hardly call myself a "forum fiend" anymore, as I've been a no-show around these parts for quite some time. I need a little help, though, and you awesome cruise folks are the best assortment of people I could think to ask. Maybe you can extend some help?

    I've been on the hunt for a new job for a while, and something finally appeared that seems like a real possibility. One thing though -- there's mention of them wanting familiarity with "Agile software development" which I most certainly don't have, as before today I don't think I'd heard the term. I looked it up on the good ol' internet and kind of get the gist of it. Anyone here who could help explain it, or give me some ideas of existing skills I might posses that might help my argument that I'll catch on quick and to PLEASE consider bringing me on anyway?

    This job would probably be almost double the salary of my current position and would be about 1000 times more fulfilling. I won't forget any help come January!! :D



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    Re: A little help? "Agile software development" anyone?

    by ragnaröks_roller » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:47 am

    ShoreSlayer wrote:
    You're family for life Anika. No escape!! :headbanger:

    :shock: .............. :lol:

    Thanks for the help and well-wishes, guys! The comparison to Scrum helps, thanks, Gnoff! Pretty much cements my suspicions that this all boils down to a certain style and work flow that seems pretty obvious to me, but isn't necessarily to others. I think I can get myself thru this. :ugeek:

    Any other help still welcome!
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    Re: A little help? "Agile software development" anyone?

    by metalheadtop » Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:47 pm

    ragnaröks_roller wrote:
    ShoreSlayer wrote:
    You're family for life Anika. No escape!! :headbanger:

    :shock: .............. :lol:

    Thanks for the help and well-wishes, guys! The comparison to Scrum helps, thanks, Gnoff! Pretty much cements my suspicions that this all boils down to a certain style and work flow that seems pretty obvious to me, but isn't necessarily to others. I think I can get myself thru this. :ugeek:

    Any other help still welcome!


    There is also a wikipedia that can help understand this type development methodology http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agile_software_development
    It break tasks into small increments with minimal planning, and does not directly involve a long term planning process.

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    Re: A little help? "Agile software development" anyone?

    by tmcasper » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:30 pm

    yeah....I have been involved with this for a while now...AGILE is a huge umbrella term for basically what software firms have been doing for a while now, which is client-based, flexible development. Bottom line, if you know software and programming and you can work with a group, you will be set!!! I have been in the industry for a few years now, and I just got done with a round of interviews for the next level in NYC, so PM me if you have any questions...and good luck!!! :cheers:
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    Re: A little help? "Agile software development" anyone?

    by WizardBeast » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:10 pm

    guys, are you all sure they don't mean "AGILE" software, you know, the software package that is named Agile? i'm pretty sure i'm wrong and you guys got this covered but JUST in case:

    Agile is a document/design control software package that we use at work. I don't know that we use all the capabilities of Agile, but we use it as configuration control for our drawings, specs, documentation, part mastering, revision control, electronic signatures, change management, all of that is tracked in Agile. The GUI is a tab-based folder looking thing and it is query-able and customizable.

    Anika, if this doesn't sound like it would be relevant to the job in question just disregard! but i did want to ensure this was covered in case this is what they mean.
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    Re: A little help? "Agile software development" anyone?

    by cowboy71 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:22 pm

    Rhia - good work checking, as there is a possibility it could be what you say but if the wording was exactly as phrased ("Agile software development") then they would definitely be looking for familiarity with the methodology rather than a specific software package.

    Its just one of those 'buzz' terms and I think if you familarise yourself with the basics and key terms you'll be fine.

    Kinda like "ITIL" - a term that seems to be included in most I.T. job descriptions these days, and I'm certified in it, but I don't ever use it really in my day to day work :P :lol:
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    Re: A little help? "Agile software development" anyone?

    by metalheadtop » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:30 pm

    I had to lookup ITIL , looks like a complex mess.
    I have been working at the same place for 16 years, working in our own microcosm.
    Funny how people make simple things so complex.
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