Thursday, August 27, 2015

Did you remember FDD?


Stuck on stories? (As a user, I want to .... etc ). Maybe you're stuck on who the user is, especially if it's a system actor.

How about features? They're not stories in the SCRUM story sense, but useful nonetheless. How about FDD as a feature driven methodology? Mike Cohn at mountaingoat software has some similar thoughts about FDD.

Recall the feature syntax:
  • Action ... do onto an Object
  • Object .... which by the Action, returns a Result
  • Result ... you did something to an object and this is what you have as a memorial
Oops! This is all strange stuff? Read my whitepaper on slideshare.net.

The one thing I've always liked about FDD is its emphasis on a domain model, which for all practical purposes is architecture. This is step one of the FDD process:
  • Do the model -- what objects, what actions, what results?
  • Build a features list (did someone say backlog?)
  • Plan the release (but not by time boxes; there are no time boxes, so more conventional planning is required)
  • Design by feature
  • Develop by feature, where develop includes all the testing steps
Unlike some other Agile methods, FDD practices are built around feature teams that are charged with delivering certain backlog (features: action, object, result). And the teams work to more conventional schedules (no time boxes) but still deliver stuff early and frequently, just like other Agile practices.



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