Agile DSM Workshop at XP2006
A workshop like this is a sign that we're maturing as a field. Agile Modelers follow the practice Use the Simplest Tools which means they apply the best tool for the situation at hand. Often that is an inclusive tool such as a whiteboard or paper, and sometimes that's a very complex CASE tool which enables us to do very sophisticated modeling. Although CASE tools are great in the right situations, few organizations have done what it takes to enable their use -- e.g. pick the right tool for the situation, purchase the tool, train their staff on its use, do what it takes to keep the staff within the organization (people with great modeling skills are in demand and can easily find employment elsewhere), and so on.
Stephanie Davis (nee Stewart) Dec 21, 2014