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    This post got me thinking about analogies so what's the best / worst analogy you've heard or used?


    Quote Originally Posted by BABABlackSheep View Post
    You've seen those machines that come along grab a tree trunk and rattle the fruit off a tree. They get 95% of the fruit then move on. They are still much more efficient than employing lots of people hand-picking 100% of the fruit.

    Lesson, don't get rattled..stick around. Even if they think you are juicy, do they really want to climb that tree for a piece of cheap fruit, when you still might not be ripe for the taking
    I am also reminded of this classic Buffy quote:

    Quote Originally Posted by Buffy The Vampire Slayer S7E22
    I’m cookie dough. I’m not done baking. I’m not finished becoming whoever the hell it is I’m gonna turn out to be. I make it through this, and the next thing, and the next thing, and maybe one day, I turn around and realize I’m ready. I’m cookies. And then, you know, if I want someone to eat — or enjoy warm, delicious, cookie me, then that’s fine. That’ll be then. When I’m done.
    My most recent offering occurred just yesterday. I was talking to my project BA about a recent supplier trip she'd been and how she told them, don't give the business what they don't want. I said,

    "The business want oranges, just like the ones they currently have. They will happily take bigger, juicier oranges but don't give them tiny shrivelled up ones or chuck a few bananas in the bag"

    She rightly looked at me like I was mad and then decided the safest course was to agree and move the conversation along

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    ha..thanks ladymuck..god knows where that came from...just made the crap up on the spot.

    Waiting to get shot down now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BABABlackSheep View Post
    ha..thanks ladymuck..god knows where that came from...just made the crap up on the spot.

    Waiting to get shot down now.
    I actually thought it was quite good! HMRC do a shake down and if you've got the guts to cling on, you won't join their pile of pickings

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    If you want a bad analogy, I cringe when I hear about Agile “Scrums” and “Scrum-masters”

    Someone who knew nothing about rugby must have come up with the names.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    If you want a bad analogy, I cringe when I hear about Agile “Scrums” and “Scrum-masters”

    Someone who knew nothing about rugby must have come up with the names.
    Don't even get me started on Scrum Masters.

    20 years of experience means nothing, yet some spotty kid can spend $150 on a qualification and go around with a handbook of analogies and not actually having to do any work or make a decision as they are all "Servant Leaders"

    Anyway..here's one..I found..

    The Scrum Master is like Nitrous Oxide , while the rest of the Scrum team is the car’s engine. The team will likely “run” as they should without a Scrum Master, but in maximizing the value delivered by the team, the Scrum Master role injects the extra horsepower that the team wouldn’t otherwise have.

    To be honest, I'm also a certified Scrum Master..like I said $150 easy

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