RE: [XP] RE: [APM] RE: [scrumdevelopment] Business Traceability
Your right - it all depends...
I work for a small Group ($200M) inside a larger org ($5B). We do IT
outsourcing for a federal agency. Our world is likely different from
others on the forums. We run our shop through a governance process
defined by our customer and our corporate standards.
Certainly if there are not corporate standards then there is likely no
need for what we are discussing. If your firm is private (ours is not)
then you can define how you develop code independent of external
If however there are external constraints AND you still want to be agile
then traceability up and down the line is a useful means of achieving
both agility and accountability.
Glen B. Alleman
From: Keith Ray [mailto:keithray@...]
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 12:24 PM
Cc: Agile Project Management; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: [XP] RE: [APM] RE: [scrumdevelopment] Business Traceability
It all depends on what the company wants for their
project(s)/product(s)... those needs go into user stories or motherhood
If you don't NEED connectivity to a corporate standard, then you don't
need it. See
"Take this blog, for instance - I've had a few people ask me what
database I use, and they are often horrified when I tell them that I
don't use a database. Why should I? I save the [blog] data in
serialized object files, with the date of the postings encoded in the
file name (one file per day)...."