Did you know ‘phased program’ – (waterfall SDLC) was developed by NASA
And inspecting the failed programs, this process was found to be extremely inefficient
The phased program / gated development process / waterfall model was said to be very good at trying to show an over-glorified picture of the software
The focus was on documenting rigorously and proof.
I guess that’s where the Agile manifesto said – we value working product over comprehensive documentation
Many of our teams might have moved into an ‘agile’ model, but this idea of valuing working software over documentation still has not gone away
We insist on over documenting nonsense stuff, and under-documenting where needed.
Classic example – still maintaining those long test cases, and having very less context around stories or importantly writing feature files to agree on the product’s ‘behavior’ with the team
#QsDaily #agile #testing