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7138Re: [agile-usability] Re: Product Metaphor

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  • George Dinwiddie
    Jul 24, 2010
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      I really like this post. I think it goes beyond "product vision" (which
      sometimes is exactly the bicycle pictured at the bottom of the posting)
      to "conceptual integrity." This is another of Fred Brook's terms that
      has been mostly ignored in our industry.

      I don't know if I've said so, before, but thanks for resurrecting
      "metaphor" from the software development trash heap.

      - George

      On 7/23/10 10:59 AM, Joshua Kerievsky wrote:
      > On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 3:03 AM, Roman Pichler
      > <roman.pichler@... <mailto:roman.pichler@...>>
      > wrote:
      > Nice post. Like others in the agile community, I have used the term
      > "product vision" to capture the essence of a product, to sketch what
      > the product should roughly look like and do, and to galvanise
      > everyone involved in the development effort: http://bit.ly/cSZspJ
      > and http://amzn.to/crkiAW
      > Hi Roman,
      > Yes, product visioning is great.
      > For me, it is part of a larger practice called Chartering
      > (http://www.industrialxp.org/projectChartering.html).
      > My friend III turned me on to Chartering many years ago and around 2002
      > I made it a regular part of our Agile practice, as I found it to be
      > extremely helpful to our clients.
      > I've never included "metaphor" in Chartering and of late I'm seeing a
      > power in product metaphor that is exciting.
      > best,
      > jk

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