- — Sarah Mei (@sarahmei)Sat, Oct 31 2015 02:21:18Despite 20 years moving from waterfall to iterative development, successful software projects are still the exception rather than the norm.
- — Sarah Mei (@sarahmei)Sat, Oct 31 2015 02:27:59We need a frame of reference that puts the people in the center, rather than product, or even the problem. It's the people who are crucial.
- The current way we think about software doesn't help us answer any of the important questions, such as:
- Perhaps it has something to do with the words we use to talk about software.
- — Sarah Mei (@sarahmei)Sat, Oct 31 2015 02:35:43The word "product" is such a bad fit for what we create. For most of us it's not a physical thing, nor is it ever particularly 'finished.'
- You might ask, "what would that look like?"
- — Sarah Mei (@sarahmei)Sat, Oct 31 2015 02:56:14But it's up to the group to put the flesh on those bones. Each actor comes with ideas about their character, which change as they rehearse.
- — Sarah Mei (@sarahmei)Sat, Oct 31 2015 02:58:16A group of actors has to come together and play off each other and figure out how to make it amazing. Everyone knows when they've hit it.
- More on industrial vs. craft below. In the meantime, here's why I like the stage model more the more I think about it:
Factory, Workshop, Stage
Evolving our model of software development.
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