Saturday, October 29, 2011

Agile architecting and hurricanes...

What an Agile architect can learn from hurricane meteorologist... (paper review)
http://dx.doi.org.proxy.lib.chalmers.se/10.1109/MS.2011.152

For a late night reading I've chosen to look at the IEEE software's latest issue. What I've found was really nice - a paper discussing making decisions and predictions in Agile architecting.

I recommend reading this paper since it discusses the uncertainty of software architecting in the Agile software development environment. The analogy to the hurricane is, of course, to get the attention, but the overall article has a few nice points:
- predictions: "it's ok to be a little wrong"
- requirements for architects: "should know everything"
- BDUP (Bad Design Up Front) vs. NDUP (No Design Up Front)

Generally, a nice food for thought for the saturday evening...

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