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Agile Development

Hilarious: the Disasters Caused by Emergent Design in Practice

Several people in the Agile community believe in Emergent Design. But I think that it has caused many disasters in software development projects. See below some hilarious pictures of Emergent Design in practice, with fictional conversations illustrating the kind of … Continue reading

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Workshop on Software Architecture for Agile Development

Last month I gave a workshop about Software Architecture for Agile Development, organized by ILTAM. It was very interesting, I was really pleased that the audience was engaged and asked many good questions. These workshops are an opportunity for me to … Continue reading

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Good Code is Adaptable Code

Some people find the diagram below very funny: it basically says that there is no way to write good code. Of course I do not agree with this. The diagram implies that writing well is a slow process, and that the requirements … Continue reading

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Adaptable Designs for Agile Software Development

The Agile Café Meetup in Israel organized a special event about “The Architect Role in the Agile Era”. I was glad to be invited to give a talk about Adaptable Software Design. Title: Adaptable Designs for Agile Software Development Abstract: This … Continue reading

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The Logic of Procrastination and the Last Responsible Moment

I had a good friend in a previous job who had this unbelievable procrastination habit. He would always wait to start his tasks as late as possible. But this was not because he was busy. He intentionally waited to begin … Continue reading

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Let’s Stop Having Insane Arguments About Software Development

Mr. Smith had a serious headache, so he went to see a doctor. The doctor told him: “I think you should get some insulin.” Mr. Smith replied: “Are you crazy? Insulin for a headache? Why do you say that?” The … Continue reading

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Agile and Wrong: The Problems with Emergent Design in Pictures

Many idealistic Agile practitioners propose the idea of Emergent Design: “With emergent design, a development organization starts delivering functionality and lets the design emerge. Development will take a piece of functionality A and implement it using best practices and proper … Continue reading

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