Vic’s Picks: Martin Fowler – Is Design Dead?

Martin Fowler’s article “Is Design Dead?” addresses the role of design in this era of Agile/XP.

In particular, I like his characterization of XP practices liked TDD, aggressive refactoring, and continuous integration as the “enabling practices” that flatten the traditional cost of change curve. The approach to design he expouses seems modern yet comprehensive at the same time. Any thoughts?

Victor Szalvay

Victor Szalvay currently leads product development for CollabNet’s ScrumWorks® product suite. In that capacity, he works closely with customers, stakeholders, and the development teams to deliver high business value each release cycle. With more than 150,000 active users worldwide, ScrumWorks is used by more than half of the Fortune 100 and boasts the largest market share of any Agile management tool.

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