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What would happen if a programmer and a product manager had to cut down a tree?

As it turns out, not everyone's always on the same page.
howitzer of mercy🌹🏴 Mar 27
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. β€” Abraham Lincoln
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Peter Seibel Mar 27
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I'll spend the first twelve sharpening the axe. β€”A programmer.
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Michael Margolis Mar 27
Replying to @peterseibel
So if you put a dozen programmers on that, you can sharpen that axe in an hour? - A Product Manager
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Peter Seibel Mar 27
Replying to @yipe
This isn't happening fast enough! Code red! Reorg the team! β€”An Executive
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Michael Margolis Mar 27
Replying to @peterseibel
Instead of sharpening the axe and chopping down the tree, we must first define what metrics are a good proxy for "chopped-down-edness" and "tree health", then lightly cut into the branches to see how it affects the overall tree metrics - An experiment shepherd
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Jeff Maxwell Mar 27
Replying to @yipe @peterseibel
Whoa whoa whoa, who approved that axe? Has the security team looked at it? Was it purchased from a preferred vendor? Is it a new axe? It needs to go before the change management committee. Is anyone else in the industry using that kind of axe?
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Dang Tran Mar 27
Wait. Is that an accurate estimate? Gotta break the tasks down and give it an estimate. QA needs to make sure the tree falls down the rignt direction. There needs to be a review to ensure the chopping is done effiecently. Ops needs to ensure the area is secured.
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Shawn Kovalchick Mar 28
We need to test the performance of the axe. Load test it by chopping down the whole forest.
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Brian Goetz Mar 28
Replying to @peterseibel
Why sharpen the axe when you can biuild a sharpening framework?
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Mike Talks πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Mar 28
Replying to @peterseibel
When your manager tells you this was the only axe they budgeted for ...
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Brian Kelly Mar 28
Replying to @girlziplocked
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend two months interviewing candidates by having them demonstrate their axe construction techniques and ability to grow trees that are already growing wild everywhere - An engineering manager
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Jeff Madsen Mar 27
Replying to @peterseibel
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I'll do it in one. Then spend 36 hours splinting the tree back together because I chopped down the wrong one. - A lot of other programmers
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