It is really funny to see how artist can do their best to make websites look shiny, but don’t have a clue about engineering principles. I don’t know if anybody has noticed this as well but if you take a look at the process guidance website that Microsoft provides for MSF for Agile development you can see that the part that discusses cycles and iterations looks very shiny with all the gears as a metaphor. It’s only a pity that basic engineering principles are not for everyone to know. Take a look at the following picture directly from the process website and see how the iteration 1 and 2 will stop to work, based on the gears drawn in the picture. There is no way the three gears in the centre of the large gear could turn. To make it clearer I took the freedom of drawing the arrows showing how the gears would collide with each other resulting in a full stop J
I took the liberty of submitting this as an official bug in the feedback centre. Feel free to vote if you think this should be fixed as well. It would be a pity if people can attack the good intend of MSF agile just by the fact that the pictures in the website show that you get stuck after iteration one J
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Some training material for Microsoft …
The math department of the Leiden University has several puzzles that were published in Breinbrekers, a popular dutch magazine for logic puzzles, from december 2004 onwards. Next to each diagram there are cogwheels which have to be positioned in the grid, all touching eachother such that all will spin if you spin one of them.
It’s not easy …