Practice1.Design Vision

Practice 1. Design Vision

From a project management standpoint, iterative development is really hard if you don't have a vision. Hence, just as you need a vision for the project as a whole, you should have a vision for your design as well, even if all you are doing is adding to an already existing code base. A design vision, or conceptual design, is an overall picture of the pieces of your software: what they are, what each does, and how they interoperate to solve the task at hand. Without a design vision, oscillation will likely result because the team will not have a clear idea of how the software is and should be structured.

The design vision can be a simple hand-drawn annotated sketch on a whiteboard or a UML diagram. My personal bias is toward a hand-drawn UML diagram on a whiteboard that is kept up to date. However, it doesn't matter what form the design vision is captured in, as long as it exists.

Sustainable Software Development. An Agile Perspective
Sustainable Software Development: An Agile Perspective
ISBN: 0321286081
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 125
Authors: Kevin Tate © 2008-2017.
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