SDLC 3.0 Provides a Platform for Method Integration


the role of software development inside the larger enterprise, how various enterprise disciplines should be involved, and how a Lean IT Enterprise should be constructed. He explains what Lean TOGAF is all about, and how software acquisition processes should be constructed. He explores regulations, compliance, and advises those with a fiduciary responsibility how to make the most of their IT investments. This book is an extensive exploration of software methods and gives the reader a holistic view of this space.

Scott Ambler at the end of his foreword gives a great bottom line: "it isn't very often that a software process book comes along that truly impresses me, and SDLC 3.0 is one of the few that has. To put things in perspective, other such books include Extreme Programming Explained by Kent Beck, Lean Software Development by Mary and Tom Poppendieck, Introduction to the Rational Unified Process by Phillipe Kruchten, and Organizational Patterns of Agile Software Development by Jim Coplien and Neil Harrison. So yes, I highly recommend that you read this book."

We've seen the rise and fall of the Waterfall misinterpretation that represents the first SDLC generation. Now it's time to put an end to the iterative method wars of the SDLC 2.0 generation. As new process communities continue to rise, the software industry desperately needs integration. To do this we need a pragmatic centrist platform to unify the process communities, SDLC 3.0 is the vehicle we need to solve the problem.


About the Author Carson Holmes is a Principal Consultant with Fourth Medium Consulting Inc. where he helps clients achieve their IT Governance and process improvement goals, with pragmatic process, policy, and metrics.

With over 20 years of commercial software engineering experience, he has a proven record of successful projects across a variety of industries, including finance, trading, banking, defense, healthcare, and automotive.

As a management consultant, he is an agent for change and often works with senior level executives to fine tune their organizations for performance, efficiency, and effectiveness.

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