Now that Agile methods have become mainstream in software development, working code and automated tests are being considered as the most important team artifacts.
Is modeling obsolete? Is UML dead?
I don’t think so. In this article, I’ll explore the spaces where modelings fits and plays an important role in this Agile age, especially when development scales to multiple teams and a shared understanding of the system’s “Big Picture” becomes essential.
Have you heard of “Impact Mapping”? Impact Mapping Impact Mapping is a strategic and collaborative planning technique for software products and projects designed by Mr. Gojko Adzic. Many software products and projects result in fading […]
At the end of September, we exhibited Astah at JavaOne which was taken place in San Francisco. Exhibition staff were Kenji Hiranabe (CEO), Toshihiro Okamura (Astah Product owner), Alex & Mike from our US branch (Seles) and Satomi Joba […]
Agile India 2013 was an enagetic and eye-opening event I just attended in Bangalore. Here are some photos taken during my talks. Craig’s Keynote (Edit: Mar.7 Added) Here’s a mind map note I took for Craig […]
This January, I have finally published a Japanese Agile book. “Agile and Scrum: Collaborative Software Development That Connects Customers, Engineers and Management” I humbly co-authored this book with Prof. Ikujiro Nonaka, the grandfather of Scrum who originally […]
I’m preparing for my first trip to India to attend Agile India 2013. At the conference, I’ll do three talks, and the first one is “Agile adoption in Japan and Nonaka’s Scrum“. I am preparing the talk […]
Nancy Van Schooenderwoert at Lean-Agile Partners Inc. invited me to talk at Agile New England. She and I first met at Agile Development Conference 2003 and since then, we have been good friends and seeing […]
At Agile2011, Kuroiwa-san, Kiro Harada, and I were interviewed by Shane Hastie at InfoQ, and it has been published recently as “Examining the Roots of Agile”. Kuoiwa-san, has been my TSP sensei for long time. […]