A Perfect Storm Posted on May 17th, 2008

Date Driven Development requires agility in all areas of the development life cycle.  As you can see from the diagram below each fulfillment group works to complete their given tasks in the same cycle. To most White-Bread Development Teams (WBDT) this strategy imposes undue stress, but we live for this. Instead of worrying, we lay awake at night dreaming and scheming of ways to make the date.

Date Driven Development Process Flow
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What if we don’t make the date?
If we don’t make the date, we analyze the outstanding work and reset the date based on any new information. Our Executive team is aware that we’re kicking much ass (KMA) so they’re often understanding when we reach for the sky and fall short the first time.. Genereally though, at the end of the day we produce more than most companies ever attempt.

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