Thank you for sharing this great story. 🙂
I’m a day late, it was 20 years ago yesterday that Dr Dobbs published James Coplien’s article on how my Quattro Pro team was building software at Borland. Jim sent me a very nice note of reminder on it:
This is a good occasion for me to tell that story of how (with Jim’s article!) I helped start the whole Agile/Scrum thing going.
The article came about because Coplien was studying software development productivity while he was with Bell Labs. He was interviewing various groups, measuring their relative productivity, and trying to figure out what the most productive teams were doing differently. At the time, Borland was very much in the throes…
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