Tag Archives: Evolution

On Italian Food and the Evolution of Software Architecture

I really like this picture. Besides being funny, I think it is also a nice metaphor. There is no such a thing the “right software architecture”, in the same way that there is no such a thing the “right Italian … 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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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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Indefinite Optimism: the Problem with the Agile and Lean Mindsets

In the last decade we have seen a decrease of interest in Software Design and a sharp increase of interest in Agile methods. The first graph below compares the trends between Software Design and Agile. The second graph compares the … Continue reading

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Talk: Adaptable Design Up Front (slides + video)

Last week I was invited to talk at the IASA eSummit on Architecture for Agile Software Development. My talk tries to answer the question: “How much Design Up Front should be done in an Agile project?” I present my approach … Continue reading

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Antifragile Software Design

The International Association of Software Architects (IASA) in Israel organized a special event about Adaptive Software Systems. I was glad to be invited to give a talk about “Antifragile Software Design”. Title: Antifragile Software Design Abstract: The concept of Antifragility was … Continue reading

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Manifesto for Adaptable Software Development

We believe that the activities in the left are required to face the challenges of modern software development. Experimentation instead of Specification Evolution instead of Implementation Adaptation instead of Modification Extension instead of Growth Perhaps the activities in the right … Continue reading

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