Posts Tagged ‘integration first’

Integration first leads to more agile outcomes

Monday, February 4th, 2013

To transform successfully from conventional engineering governance to more agile economic governance requires a significant cultural transformation. This is best achieved through the pursuit of one simple change theme: Integration testing should precede unit testing. In practice, this theme is overly simplistic and a bit stark: Integration and unit testing actually proceed in parallel. However, to accelerate the transformation to increased agility, it is best to simplify and clarify that the highest priority is to achieve intermediate milestones of executable test cases of integrated functionality.


Do agile principles apply to complex embedded systems?

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Some system engineering purists and some agilista zealots will often argue about whether modern agile principles can be applied in embedded and real time systems contexts. Agile principles apply to all software development where managing uncertainty to achieve a better economic outcome is the main objective.