Modifiability: Or is there Design in Agility?
Many people assume that agile methods mean an absence of design. Design still happens in agile projects, but it shifts from an up-front phase to a continual evolution. Design decisions should be left to the last responsible moment, but some design decisions do need to be made at the start of a project. Martin Fowler explores this topic through a panel discussion of design in an agile context.
Martin Fowler is a pioneer of object-oriented technology, refactoring, patterns, agile methodologies, domain modeling, UML, and Extreme Programming - having written 5 books on some of these subjects. Martin's focus is in designing enterprise software - looking at what makes a good design and what practices are needed to come up with good design.
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