Ideas happen all the time. Statistically, we’ll hear some bad ones. At least we think they’re bad. How can we best hear and react to these bad ideas?
An estuary is where the sea meets the river. Here, there is a mix of fresh water and salt water, sediment from the rivers and marine life from the sea. The effects of both sea and river are seen in many ways. It’s a swirl – there’s no upstream or downstream. It’s considered to be one of the most nutrient-rich, productive ecosystems on the planet. So really, who wouldn’t want to make software in an estuary?
The Agile method of software creation contains many principles of development that will help create good software. Some of my most successful projects have had as a key feature an agile designer. As Jobs said, design is how it works, and that means that to really deliver well in an agile environment, design and development have to be on the agile train together.