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2004 Summer Tour
In The Press
Veggie Van Gogh
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Nothing Is Ever Finished
- "...inexperienced programmers were able to learn
the technology, be productive, and
not worry about the system being perfect the first time." [Cupparo 93]
- This syndrome is often called "the death spiral" by those who
are unable to establish
the proper exit criteria. We submit that those organizations are equally
to the "over Niagara in a barrel" syndrome when using
traditional waterfall techniques!
- A spiral process lessens, rather than increases, the risk of running off
of the schedule without having anything to show. In a five-phase waterfall
where each phase slips 20%, you have nothing to deliver at the end of the
whereas in a similar spiral process with similar schedule slippage, you
should be able to
deliver 80% of what you originally intended.
- Be sure to plan some contingency for contraction, revision, and
polishing, or "component
harvesting." Re-use takes effort, but the payoff is big. However,
code written for
end use is rarely re-usable without effort. Take the effort!
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