Common Threads – Software and Climbing

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 – 4:28 AM

Software Ascents

Both agile software development and alpine climbing are adaptive methods.

  1. Assemble team
  2. Evaluate objective
  3. Do work
  4. Assess progress – are we “done”
  5. Adjust tactics
  6. Do more work (goto 3).

There have been many other comparisons…

I find rock climbing has more in common with software development than do all the comparison partners that have been used before. – Alasdair Cockburn

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