Archive for September, 2010

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An Agile Landmine

September 14, 2010

I was innocently browsing some online agile material when I stumbled upon a landmine. I came upon a blog article that was shocking. The article recounted the concerns that the blogger had heard from developers regarding the impact that agile dogma has had on their lives. This article from Daniel Markham – Agile Ruined My Life – is edgy, hard-hitting, and touched off quite a firestorm of responses. So grab a fresh cup of java, kick back, and enjoy this wide open discussion. Agile zealots beware. Pragmatists enjoy.

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UML for Project Managers

September 3, 2010

The interview was going well. The interviewer was a project manager / architect. “We have identified these use cases for the project. Now what do we do?” he asked.

The UML is not just a great tool for requirements elicitation, analysis, and design, it also can help the project manager to effectively plan and direct the development cycle. Here is a very basic approach to planning your use case-driven development. Read more…