Archive for March, 2009

Bottom Up Systems Thinking

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Jurgen Appelo writes in Communication = Information * Relationships that “top-down systems thinking is a management fad“. I agree. Systems thinking works only if it happens in all directions at once. It seems to work when a group of people is doing systems thinking¬† in the same room at the same time. All combined, these people bring the perspectives that are necessary to come up with changes that work. (more…)

Don’t Stop Thinking about Naming

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Steve Freeman did a great writeup of the session Marc Evers and I hosted at the Software Craftsmanship Conference: Mock Roles not Objects, live and in person.

What can I add besides a big thank you, especially since Steve asked for feedback before posting and incorporated a comment about my habitual way of going about naming – creating a bit more code on an empty system and then go mad about naming after I have something more to generalize on.

A few things: