The Danger of ‘The Dark Sage’

JP Ventura left an intriguing comment on The Sage that I’d like to explore:

Considering each coin has two sides, what would be the dark side (i.e., opposite) of the Sage?

What I find interesting about this question is the fact that I had not given much thought to the “dark side” of the 12 Underappreciated Developers. The Sage, in particular, can have several dark manifestations as ostensibly, they are supposed to be a benevolent master whose primary interest is helping the members of their team grow. If we look at someone who is pretending to act in a way that could be confused with The Sage but is, in fact, the opposite, we get something like this:

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The relationship between determining technical feasibility and productivity

This is an answer to a question asked by Ashvini Chaudhari in the “Agile and Lean Software Development” LinkedIn group:

Dear All , I m pursuing my PhD in Agile Software Engineering. I have a question regarding spike solution ” If we add spike in project development will it have effect on team velocity? and if yes what could be the parameters ? All the responses will be consider as a general opinion in my PhD thesis.

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