Mitigating the waterfall effect.
I love reading Thomas Sowell’s articles on economics and its social and political ramifications. His “Basic Economics” book broke down the basics of supply and demand as well as other economic principles in a way even I could understand! Today, however, his article was a rant on how hard today’s electronic gadgets are to use.
One way IT factories can really hurt themselves and their companies is by underemphasizing, or not considering at all the notion that systems and components should be designed with “reuse” in mind.
What is reuse, or the Reuse Model?
One of the main challenges in drafting requirements is to state “what” the solution must entail, and not “how” the solution must be tailored. I found the excerpt below from a paper authored by Ivy Hooks very helpful.