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Real-Time Agility: The Harmony/ESW Method for Real-Time and Embedded Systems Development by Bruce Powel Douglass

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Chapter 9Agile Process Optimization

Not long ago I read a news report about the Vermont state patrol arresting a teenager for speeding at 104 mph. The teenager explained that she hadn’t noticed that police officers were trying to pull her over because she was busy talking on her cell phone at the time.1 It struck me that most software projects are a lot like that. Project managers and project teams engage in risky behavior that they’re not even actually aware of because they’re not paying attention. And then they are surprised that they don’t end up where and when they had originally planned.

1. I swear I don’t make this stuff up! www.daveanddarren.com/dumbass.htm, June 19, 2008.

This chapter addresses that issue (not the talking on your cell ...

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