@Vaguery I’ve been toying with the idea of building simulations of sw projects for years now, & looked at Abdel Hamid’s work, but it’s hard.
— Laurent Bossavit (@Morendil) March 3, 2012
This is an interesting proposition, but having looked over the work of Abdel-Hamid a bit, I’m wondering if we might consider a more agent-based approach.
The organizational behavior and systems-dynamics framework we see in that corpus is admirable and interesting, but one has to admit it’s focused on aggregate behaviors of “developers” and “management” observed from the standpoint of a corporate planner stakeholder. I don’t feel obliged to have that conversation any more.
What does one want to explore? The things that set apart agile projects from inagile ones, I suppose: Risks of the many modes of failure; adaptability; scaling; work load; business value delivery rates and probabilities; subjective experience; knowledge sharing; something about the many stakeholders (“management”, “team”, “customer”, “users”)?
But what does one want to compare?
Who are you, and what do you want?