Re: Volunteer Positions

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Tue May 25 2004 - 13:44:49 CDT

At 2:22 PM -0400 5/25/04, David Mertz wrote:
>>I strongly disagree. We need to do a complete design exercise
>>first. Everything I've seen about system design says that you need
>>to design the system *before* implementing it.
>
>How charmingly 1970s :-).
>
>Not that I really buy most of the "extreme programming/agile
>development" schtick... but I buy enough of if than I blanch when I
>hear about all those other "software methodologies."

Yes, I know about those kinds of design-and-implement systems. And
I'm not advocating a waterfall model either. Yet we have not done an
analysis of the demo system and lessons learned from it. We've not
yet developed a system architecture document. All of those should be
done *before* software development.

Best regards,
Arthur

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