Our CEO makes the rounds with other CEOs, entrepreneurs and investors. One of the themes that gets batted around is the concept of Continuous Development, Continuous Integration (CDCI). At the CEO level, it is taken to mean that the company releases products more or less continuously and not on a fixed schedule every few weeks or months or even years.
In the good old days of Brook’s book “The Mythical Man Month”, software projects followed that same cycle that you would see in a major construction project. First, someone draws up a list of requirements (Make a bridge from point A to point B that can handle Y traffic per hour). An architecture creates the overall design and architecture plans. (Civil) engineers draw up a complete design on paper that is then reviewed to see if it meets the written and unwritten requirements (Don’t break the bank, Don’t make it look like a Picasa painting). The construction company reviews the plans for implementation. The project owner arranges for the right permissions from the appropriate agencies. The parts and materials are ordered. The builders build. Test and review the result. Open for traffic.
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