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St. Paul’s History
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Not what you don't. Programmer gives this app a lot of love and attention and it shows. It was built on the side of the hill, opposite the old charcoal iron furnace whose stack serves as an historic landmark at the approach to town. Centre Furnace was a thriving community when State College was marked only by the crossing of two country roads. By the iron-ore smelting business at Centre Furnace had been discontinued and many persons had moved away. Since the Centre Furnace church was in such poor repair, the question of building a new church arose.
Some wanted it in Lemont, which was growing and boasted a railroad station. Others voted for locating it in the growing college town. The congregation split and churches were erected in both villages. Today these churches are St. Nittany United Methodist church, dedicated in The most notable exterior feature was its red and white striped steeple roof, a landmark of that day.
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A hot air furnace furnished heat and coal oil lamps, suspended by pull chains from the ceiling, furnished the light. A large stone, the one step entrance, remains today at the base of the tower — the only remaining vestige of our first church building. Naturally, the teacher talking the loudest had the most listeners. A class for college students and visitors was known as the Drop In Class — its easy accessibility just inside the door may have had something to do with its successful attendance.
It was not unusual to begin the lesson with eight pupils and finish with 20!
As early as the congregation was feeling the need to expand. At a meeting of the congregation in it was decided to build a new church on the site of the old one. The ground breaking ceremony was held in , with the dedication service held in Among the anecdotes recorded during the construction period was the objection of the borough engineer to building on the lot line on McAllister Street.
The objection was overruled when it was pointed out that other public buildings had previously encroached on the lot line.
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The resident of a house located where the Wesley Foundation now stands had to be convinced by survey that the church was not infringing upon his property. Criticism came both from within and without the congregation for building such a large church and for creating such a great debt. It was common knowledge that the Methodists would never get their church paid for, let alone fill it! Such a fine house of worship needed an equally fine musical voice. Fred Lewis Pattee was appointed to collect funds for an Estey pipe organ, which was dedicated in memory of Professor Benjamin Gill.
Chimes and harp were added to the organ, gifts of A. Not all the time, but on occasion. Why do you care what other team members are doing? If their projects interfere with yours, you will talk to them about it anyway, in smaller groups and in greater detail.
Everyone throws in a few buzz words and nobody listens. Sometimes, if people talk about what they are working at lunch breaks I notice that nobody has a clue what others or I are working on at all. How can you be sure that the work of other team members is not interfering? Who knows this and who coordinates? This is exactly the idea of an agile process: Self-organisation. And please tell me: If it is not mentioned quickly, not in depth! Would you prefer redundant code instead? And a once-per-day meeting is a great opportunity for this.
Well, because not everyone works on whatever they come up with. Few tasks come from developers. There is a defined channel for incoming feature requests, bug reports, etc. These assignments are not random. Everyone has their fields of responsibilities and expertise.
Out of 12 people there are never more than working on the same region of the whole blob of software. And the people working on similar things as I have their desks around mine. In the rare case that my work may affects theirs, I know so and talk to them to before I do it.
In Scrum, everything to be done comes as a story in the backlog. One of the main goals of Scrum is to spread knowledge among the team. This cannot be achieved, if everyone only works on the things he already knows. At the end, both people will have learnt something.
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I know that many companies strictly separate certain types of work from each other e. Are you that ignorant that you really do not want to know? I totally agree. It is not meant to explain in depth what genius ideas every dev is currently implementing. I forgot to mention: If there are only 2 to 3 working on the same region, you have a small team!
I lately had 12 devs in one scrum team working on one part of the big project. There were multiple Scrum teams working together. Then how about this: ditch scrum and make smaller teams. That way you can get problems solved without introducing a new layer of management specifically designed to solve the problem you introduced by creating the large team. If you actually had 12 devs looking at or relying on the exact same lines of code, then either your system architecture was not modular enough or you just had too many people making decisions about the same logic.
In either case, it sounds like your team was pretty inefficient. And that, my friend, is the point. In my world, it is common that there are layers with one relying on the other. Someone working on the domain-specific module might very well detect a problem with a core module or identify a need to somehow extend it. Or someone working on a domain-specific UI module might very well rely on the domain-specific corresponding data model. Honestly, I wonder how your architecture looks like, if you have no such dependencies. You draw very strange conclusions!
Most importantly, we did not only do our primary work, but we also identified and removed redundancies, thus improving code quality, and did quite a few refactorings in order to clean things up. Furthermore, we reduced boilerplate code older parts of the software were not yet using newer technologies like IoC with dependency injection. In short: We reduced the technical debt, significantly.
All this would not have been possible, if everyone had only cared about his immediate task without looking and thinking around and beyond. I prefer to understand the big picture. I like to contribute improvements that I could not devise without looking behind my own nose. I care what my Scrum team is doing, so that is the value of having a daily Scrum stand-up meeting.