Re: Grid chase 2022

Chuck Milam

Greetings, All:

Long-time ham with a long IT career here. I've seen how crippling technical debt can be. I've also seen how frustrating it can be to try to explain why one should tackle technical debt before working on the "new and shiny." I've watched this discussion with great interest, as it's a rare intersection between my hobby and my career path/daily work.

Watching the conversation here, it seems some are hand-waving away the concept of technical debt. I'm going to give the benefit of the doubt and assume this is due to a simple lack of familiarity with the concepts. I'd invite you to take a moment to at least read up on these concepts, which apply not only to IT, but also manufacturing and business processes. I've included some links below, which are easy to use based on your level of interest:  
  • If you only have a tangential interest, just take a look at the cartoons and graphs/charts.
  • If you have a moderate interest, actually read the linked articles.
  • If you really want to go down the rabbit hole, read the books mentioned in the articles/linked below.
I went deep down the Agile/Lean/DevOps rabbit hole several years ago and have implemented these concepts in my work ever since. It's made a world of difference for my career, my employers, and my customers.  In the future, there will be organizations who've adopted these philosophies....and those we read about as historical footnotes.


Chuck Milam, N9KY

On Fri, Nov 26, 2021 at 3:39 PM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:
Again, you missed the humor and therefore the point.

I'll stop trying to broaden your perspective, as I see it frustrates you and everyone else.

Remember, it's Friday and 5 o'clock somewhere.  Have a glass of iced tea if you don't drink and watch the sun set.  It's good for
the soul.

+ I spent 6 years as a volunteer helping the ARRL's IT team get LoTW onto a positive trajectory, only to have software-ignorant ARRL
management trash it just as we were finally gaining traction and momentum. There's nothing remotely humorous about it.

de AA6YQ

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