Re: Agile Development And Data Flow Diagrams

Subject: Re: Agile Development And Data Flow Diagrams
From: peemo -at- hotmail -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2004 12:10:17 -0700


> Tony Markatos:
> I don't understand your point? Look at a currently
> hot topic in IT - Agile Development - which includes
> Extreme Programming. Agile Development is
> specifically meant to address the situation of late
> emerging requirements. A sub-component of Agile
> Development is Agile Modeling. Modeling (Data Flow
> Diagramming is modeling) is just as appropriate in a
> rapidly changing requirements project as it is
> anywhere else!
> Agile modeling proproses no new modeling techniques.
> It is just guidelines that basically state that no
> matter which modeling techniques you chose, use them
> minimally - but also use them where essential.



I don't know where you are, but in the Agile shops in which I've worked,
the processes have not been fully implemented.

I have seen the development cycle iterations that address the issue of
late requirements, I've actually seen it have a detrimental effect on team
communication. That is, "This requirement is very small, we're gonna put
it in the next build, the next build is tomorrow . . ." so that sometimes
those requirements don't actually get communicated as well as those in the
not-so-agile environments.

In some cases I've seen, you'd not know there was a reason to DFD (because
we can use anything as a verb).

Just my experience,




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