The Jedward Stage

A prevailing Agile myth is that we don’t do design but as I pointed put in a recent class, design should be continuous throughout development.
One of our favourite areas of design occurs between defining the acceptance criteria for a story and going to code. It is here that the team needs to do Just Enough Design, With All Required Developers, to make sure that we have a shared vision of what it is we are going to build. We call this the JEDWARD stage…

…cue Doris Day, “Oh, the JEDWARD stage is a-rollin’ on over the plains…”