Well they threw the definition at me, it’s a morning standup.

But that aside, I hated it. It could have been in email, we didn’t need a meeting, and the whole thing felt as phony as a nineteen dollar bill. The new nomenclature was infantilizing and pointless. “Stories,” for Christ’s sake.

I’m more a solo worker even in workgroups, in this case I owned their game installer, and I’ve worked remotely since 2010, but the more I learn about changes to software development in the last decade the more it sounds completely deranged. Open offices, no design documents, tests as the whole goal, and, the cherry on top, pair programming which is raw sadism.

I’m not working in an office ever again. I wouldn’t last a week.

American Software Developer living in Vietnam. Classical musician (guitar, woodwinds), weightlifter, multilingual, misanthrope • XY

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