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Manifesto for Agile Software Development

April 1, 2019

I was thinking to start working on the ECLS manifesto.
Had a flash back of — “Manifesto for Agile Software Development”.

I read about – Manifesto for Agile Software Development sometime like 4 years back.
And I am really very happy about it.

It starts like this:
Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
Working software over comprehensive documentation
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
Responding to change over following a plan

This is not all of it.
It has some 12 Principles as well.

1. Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer
through early and continuous delivery
of valuable software.

2. Welcome changing requirements, even late in
development. Agile processes harness change for
the customer’s competitive advantage.

3. Deliver working software frequently, from a
couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a
preference to the shorter timescale.

4. Business people and developers must work
together daily throughout the project.

5. Build projects around motivated individuals.
Give them the environment and support they need,
and trust them to get the job done.

6. The most efficient and effective method of
conveying information to and within a development
team is face-to-face conversation.

7. Working software is the primary measure of progress.

8. Agile processes promote sustainable development.
The sponsors, developers, and users should be able
to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.

9. Continuous attention to technical excellence
and good design enhances agility.

10. Simplicity–the art of maximizing the amount
of work not done–is essential.

11. The best architectures, requirements, and designs
emerge from self-organizing teams.

12. At regular intervals, the team reflects on how
to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts
its behavior accordingly.

iDope – Music in iPOD – Music is my Dope.

March 30, 2019

Apple did not gave us Mp3.
Mp3 was always there…
Apple gave us iPOD….
iPOD was (Designed in California – Assembled in China)
Sony Corporation (Made in Japan).. long back created WalkMan….

Walkman became industry standard and everyone started rolling out their version of Walkmans.
Sony lost its right to capitalise on Walkman as its sole manufacturer.

But in case of iPOD – Apple maintained its novelty and did not let anyone else enter this business vertical.
Microsoft & many others tried their luck…
No one could beat Apple’s iPOD even for fraction of second.

Why & how could Apple maintain its legacy of thoughts extremely high despite of great competition.
Answer is simple:
1. Great Design
2. Great User Experience Design
3. Emotional Design
4. Free Software (iTunes) to RIP the old Audio CD collection
5. Free Software (iTunes) to play on Desktop
6. Free Software (iTunes) to pay & download all possible songs for just $1 each song.
7. Free Software (iTunes) to play new media stuff called “Podcasts” & “iTunes University”.