The Agile Project Framework
The Agile Project Framework, formally known as DSDM, is one of the best Agile frameworks that few know about. By best, I am judging on the following criteria: Scalability Flexibility Discipline (in the positive sense of the term) Coverage of both product management and project management Balance between the business and technical side Guaranteed delivery […]
Is Agile Design an Oxymoron?
There is a persistent myth that Agile Design is an oxymoron as there is no place for design in Agile; that our design and architecture will magically emerge as we code. This opinion is a natural reaction against the waterfall Big Design Up Front (BDUF) mentality. However it is a false and even dangerous opinion. […]
How to Use Agile to Build Data Warehouses
This article will make the case for using Agile to build Data Warehouses. There are many who say that creating an enterprise-level database or data warehouse requires BDUF. They will argue that it is necessary to have the logical E-R design locked down prior to development. Otherwise, a Winchester Mansion-like mess will result. However, it […]