Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Myth of Emergent Design and the Big Ball of Mud

Software developers following Agile methodologies often ask themselves how to adapt the traditional Design phase to an iterative software lifecycle. The basic question is how much design should be done before starting the implementation. There seems to be a consensus … Continue reading

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Meta-Decisions: Agreeing on the criteria before discussing the alternatives

In a working environment, meetings may consume lots of time. In general, the goal of meetings is to make decisions based on the input provided by several people. There are normally many different ways to solve a problem or address … Continue reading

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