Waterfall Made Easy--The RUP Way

Per Kroll

Per Kroll

Face it, iterative development is for people who don't know what they want, who don't believe in themselves enough to trust their own specifications. They don't know their requirements, they don't know where their projects are going to end. No wonder they're afraid of the waterfall method--that takes a little confidence. Here's an analogy. You go out deer hunting. You take your bow and arrow, but do you need a map and a compass? Hardly, not if you are a real man! You take direction from the sun, go east for 3 days, and then shoot your bear. Sure, you meant to shoot a deer, but nobody can call you a coward for shooting a bear, right? And notice I said bow and ARROW, no "s." That's right. Real men bring only one arrow. They know how to aim (and they remember to take plenty of time when aiming), and they put all the wood behind that one arrow. Only sissies bring extra arrows for--what?--in case they "miss?" Real men don't know the meaning of the word. This is the way our fathers did it, and our fathers before them, and if it was good enough for them, it should be good enough for us.

But eventually, it happens to all of us managers: In spite of our superior leadership skills and knowledge, we find ourselves leading a renegade team that's trying to do iterative development. How do you bring them back?

During this presentation, we will discuss some situations you may encounter, and key tools to use to get the project back on track! For example:

So, join us for this refreshing lecture on waterfall made easy, and remember--real men do not do agile!