Nothing to do with duget, this is a much more personal post, but though it does (or did) involve a lot of pushing.
For a while I was going to go with a different title, something along the lines of:
with myWife do Liev.Create;
Because my wife was this morning delivered of a beautiful baby boy whom we have named Liev.
This particular project has been a long time coming to fruition. It started as a very traditional waterfall project, with a lengthy period of requirements gathering and analysis. The implementation proved somewhat harder than expected and after 3 years of trying we embarked on a program of IVF.
My poor wife did all the hard work, right up to the point of egg collection and fertilisation, only for us to then fall pregnant ‘the old fashioned way‘, before they had chance to implant an embryo!
So from that point on we transitioned quite rapidly from waterfall to an agile methodology culminating in this, the first release, although it was still delivered a little late! 🙂
During this post-rollout support period, in the brief periods between providing inputs and dealing with outputs, I’m hoping and intending to find time to spend on my blog as well as duget and other projects. Indeed, the overdue nature of this delivery was something I took advantage of over the past 2 weeks. 🙂
It may seem odd to be talking about having more time with a new arrival in the family, but here in NZ working mums get 22 weeks ‘paid’ maternity leave and they are able to transfer some or all of that to their partner.
In our circumstances it made sense to transfer it all to me and so I am currently on 22 weeks parental leave, blessed to be spending my time with one tiny little person who on his own I expect will be perhaps just as demanding as the entire team of 38 (yes, thirty eight!) that I was leading up until recently!