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  • Evo: The Agile Value Delivery Process, Where ‘Done’ Means Real Value Delivered; Not Code

    by Tom Gilb & Kai Gilb on  Jan 26, 2015 1

    Current agile practices are far too narrowly focused on delivering code to users and customers. There is no systems-wide view of other stakeholders, of databases, and anything else except the code. This article describes what ‘Evo’ is at core, and how it is different from other Agile practices, and why ‘done’ should mean ‘value delivered to stakeholders’.

  • Pragmatic Techniques for Maintaining a Legacy Application

    by Chen Ping on  Jan 02, 2014 9

    Maintaining a legacy application can make you feel like mice in a maze. In this article Ping Chen shares her experiences on how to pragmatically maintain a large legacy application. "Pragmatic” is the operative word; since a legacy application can have lots of technical debt, one has to be strategic in choosing the right battles.

  • Implementation Decision Rationales – Program Comprehension in Agile

    by Fabian Kiss on  Feb 28, 2011 4

    Given the fact that the bulk of a developer's work is maintaining and enhancing existing code, Fabian Kiss makes the case for a lightweight approach to documenting the rationale and decision process behind design decisions to help later developers tie the source code syntax to its meaning in the application domain. Using simple tags and clearly thought out rationale to provide just-enough value.

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