|What We Learned from Participants
|Build Phase - Wait for Design!
- Am I the only one with this problem?
- Process, Process, Process
- Build Tools
- Modular Design
We experienced the build problem even in these small groups. You probably
have experience it too, the "code" starts to get "built" before design has started! This
is a major roadblock to effective (cost and usability) design.
What can you do?
The blue chips are the highest priority parts of the system that have the least likelihood of being cut.
- Don't schedule developers to join the team until the design is at a point the developers
can work from requirements.
- Let developers be a part of the design process so they not only know what's
coming, but can help see and fix roadblocks before they occur.
- If developers are going to be there and you have no choice - pick off one of two tasks;
- Let them build tools and other code items that may already have a feeling for
- Immediately focus on the simplest "blue chip" pieces of the system.
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