Eddie is a Technical Lead whose name perfectly describes what he sees at work every day.
His job is to help Pam define the "Big Fat What", then to determine the "Big Fat How", assign the work to programmers, and give promises to Dartboard.
But things rarely work out that way. Dartboard wants promise dates before Pam documents what the users need. Pam doesn't have time to write Business Requirements because she has too many meetings. Users don't want their needs documented so it will be easier to change their minds later. The programmers don't want specs because they want the freedom to architect it their own way. And managers don't understand why any of this is needed because now, "We're agile."
Eddie's caught in the middle with little influence on the value of anything the team produces. So he just "gets along". Meanwhile, he's found the perfect outlet for his creativity and thirst for progress: his comic, scrumbots.
myself, because I don't have any real friends
doing a happy dance when something works the 1st time
managers who don't know who to build software
"Looks like I picked a bad week to quit unit testing."
Eddie is drawn with 26 rectangles, each with a border and some with rounded corners or slanted angles.
These rectangles are described by data stored as arguments that are converted by software into HTML that your browser displays as pictures.
Here are Eddie's arguments:
Line left:89 top:27 width:0 height:105 bdrWth:0 leftWth:2