Re: Specifying hardware up-front!
- In RUP terms, you need to pick the architecturally significant
stories, and implement them first.
In agile terms, you need to prioritize the feature set. In this case,
the feature(s) with the highest business value are the ones that are
going to provide insight into the hardware requirements, because if
the right hardware is not delivered at the right time, the whole
project will provide *zero* business value.
I assume that not *every* feature is going to have a critical impact
on the hardware selection. You need to focus on identifying the
handful of key features that will stress the hardware, and schedule
them in the early iterations. Then start iterating.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "david.hicks_radtac"
> Hi all
> I have a scenario where we need to specify and procure hardware for a
> new product. In order to make sure we get the right hardware we need to
> understand the User Stories and design the solution in quite a lot of
> detail. Plus once we order it there is a 1-2 month lead-time before we
> get the hardware and can actually start software development. Any ideas
> how I can approach this without falling back into a waterfall mode of
> big up-front requirements analysis and design?
> Any suggestions?