Dr. Dobb's Blogs http://www.drdobbs.com//author/8373 Dr. Dobb's Copyright 2013, United Business Media. en-us There's No Room for Deadlines http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/theres-no-room-for-deadlines/240168577 Agile thinking must extend way beyond the boundaries of the Engineering Department for it to work at all. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 06:19:00 -0400 Test-Driven Design http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/test-driven-design/240168102 Testing is valuable, but incrementally developing an optimal architecture as a side effect of testing is priceless. Mon, 05 May 2014 06:00:00 -0400 Antagonism and Agile http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/antagonism-and-agile/240167103 Though Robert Martin thinks that he's rebutting my post, I find myself violently agreeing with many of (though not his main) points, so it seems like a little clarification is in order. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:59:00 -0400 The Agile Holocracy http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/the-agile-holocracy/240166629 Agile is a culture, not a set of practices. It is upper management's job to establish that culture, and then let it work. A holocratic organization is one of the better ways to do that. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 06:20:00 -0400 You Can't Impose An Agile Process http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/you-cant-impose-an-agile-process/240166038 To be effective, select your tools and develop your own processes Mon, 10 Feb 2014 04:35:00 -0500 Scrum's Flawed Notion of Product Owner http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/scrums-flawed-notion-of-product-owner/240165148 Agile processes replace up-front interviews with ongoing interviews. Without an on-site customer, there are no interviews, and you end up with no design. Because the product owner is not the customer, he often won't know the answers to your design questions. You're now building on guesswork rather than facts. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 05:59:00 -0500 OO as a Prerequisite to Agile http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/oo-as-a-prerequisite-to-agile/240164883 Agile and OO (at least when defined as a model-driven approach to architecture) are intimately connected, and good OO structure is essential if you want true agility. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:24:00 -0500 Scrum != Agile http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/scrum-agile/240164386 If what you're doing is Scrum in isolation, it won't work. Scrum requires a much larger corporate culture of agility. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 23:53:00 -0500