Thursday, October 28, 2010

Slimmed Down Software- A Lean, Groovy Approach Part 5 - Deliver Fast

"It is clear and logical that developing features in small increments means you deliver sooner, and there is value in that. Delivering a partial system on an earlier calendar date means the customer starts accruing a return on investment before project completion, and this can even result in the system paying for itself before the project is even finished. But will delivering smaller increments really increase your output in the long term? The answer from queuing theory research is a resounding "yes"...

Part 5 of Slimmed Down Software is now available on the Canoo Blog. To read the entire article please surf on over there. And if you want to be kind then upvote at DZone.

This article originally appeared in the August 2010 edition of GroovyMag, the Groovy and Grails magazine. Parts 6 and 7 are currently available for download from the magazine’s site, and more will come each month. Previous articles in this series are on the Canoo website: Part 1: Eliminate Waste, Part 2: Build Quality In, Part 3: Create Knowledge, and Part 4: Defer Commitment. Lastly, if you like this, you may want to check out some of my older blog posts from my personal site under the ‘craft’ category. Enjoy!

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