Archive for December, 2009

The essence of smart methodology is bridging the gaps

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Listening to Ivar Jacobson’s talk about closing the gap between business and IT gave me an idea, what software development methodologies are all about.

During the 50 years of software development we have seen a plethora of software development methods. Every ten years comes a new methodology, a new solution, to the same old problems we have been fighting for the whole 50 years. And will be fighting, dare I say, the next 50 years. One weapon used in the war is development methodologies. But what really is the essence of a methodology?