Basically this post is to point to a fantastic article at ProjectManagement.com.
There are a lot of agile primers out there that explain the basics of running agile projects, but they lack implementation details that we as experienced software professionals are concerned with.
For instance, when I first started to learn about agile (after many years in waterfall), I wondered about up-front design.
"How can a scalable infrastructure be developed with a focused view of deliverable slices of functionality?"Dr. Rico has authored a detailed article that explains the ideas of Just Enough planning and Emergent Design. Interestingly enough, he recommended a book by Mike Cohn that I am currently rereading.
In summary, please read about these techniques and enjoy the references to further reading.
|Dr. David Rico|