Posted by Dan Byström on July 3, 2007
Currently our new house is being built.
I must admit I wasn’t prepared for the vast amount of decisions we had to do. Kitchen stuff, bathroom stuff, tiles, tapestries, electrical work, colors, doors, flooring, …
How are we supposed to know exactly what we want before actually having lived in the house first in order to get a feeling for what will work and what should be changed?
When I complained about this to a friend he told me that there’s actually a name for my annoyance: Big Design Up Front!!!
All these years we software developers have been told that we have so much to learn from the building industry. All of a sudden I’m not sure that’s true at all.
Maybe we should teach the building industry some agile practices? 🙂