More Metaphors in 10 minutes

(Lightning talk, 10 min)

Author(s): Ken Power (Cisco Systems)
Session: Culture and Organization
Session chair: Juhani Iivari (University of Oulu)
Date: Thursday, 3 June 2010: Main Conference
Time: 15:30-17:00
Here are some metaphors that I find useful when describing software product development. In particular, they are useful for describing the basic principles of agile development and the lifecycle of a typical agile project. Learn why software development is like releasing a music album, producing a magazine, staging a theatre production, or producing a film. I will present some justification for each metaphor, and describe how and why I find it useful. I will describe their usefulness as metaphors for software development in general, and for agile development in particular.

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