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ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 132Developer Dude

The NAV community, including the ArcherPoint technical staff—is made up of developers, project managers, and consultants who are constantly communicating, with the common goal of sharing helpful information with one another to help customers be more successful.

As they run into issues and questions, find the answers, and make new discoveries, they post them on blogs, forums, social media...so everyone can benefit. We in Marketing watch these interactions and never cease to be amazed by the creativity, dedication, and brainpower we’re so fortunate to have in this community—so we thought, wouldn’t it be great to share this great information with everyone who might not have the time to check out the multitude of resources out there? So, the ArcherPoint Microsoft Dynamics NAV Developer Digest was born. Each week, we present a collection of thoughts and findings from NAV experts and devotees around the world. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

Agile versus Waterfall – Stop the Argument Already

Suresh shares this article stating that the Agile vs. Waterfall Methodologies Arguments Must Stop. Max Bondorovsky believes that the days of implementing a system that will be around for decades are limited because the world is changing at a much faster pace, and that we as partners must evolve with it. Max pleads, “Why must it always be about the methodology?” He urges us to focus on the people, culture, and attitude.

It’s a great read that I’m sure will spark a response in you. It did for Matt T, and he shares in response to Max’s quote, "I do believe that the days of implementing a system that will be around for decades is no longer true, the world is changing too fast, we need to continuously improve and evolve with the market and the industry."

He adds, “Everyone needs to take that to heart. It's not that the companies that are willing to spend money and resources to make NAV work the exact way they want it to will go away. But, they are becoming the exception, not the rule. People (and companies are made up of people, don't forget) just want to buy and go. They go out of their way to avoid calling someone for help. We need to figure out the best way to serve these types of companies in addition to what we already do well.”

Cloudfare Shares

Chris Ross shared this extensive article from Cloudfare, reporting on an incident due to a parser bug that caused a memory leak. Talk about integrity. A company, sharing intimate details of a major issue – what happened and why, who it affected, everything – without being prompted. If we could all be this forthcoming when we make mistakes, what a different world it would be…

Leadership Lines

Well, not really a great article on leadership, but a little funny for your Friday. Wally (Dilbert) is born for the job of maintaining his company’s legacy system.

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