Hypothesis-driven Development

A session at NFJS Twin Cities Software Symposium

Saturday 5th March, 2016

9:00am to 10:30am (CST)

Hypothesis-driven Development ties together current product thinking about requirements, Continuous Delivery, DevOps, and strategies to rethink how you build software.

Agile development claims to abhor “Big Design Up Front”…yet what is that giant backlog building session but BDUF in other clothing? Back in the olden days of software development, we were forced to speculate on what users want, then build it. We were basically running a buffet. But what if we could switch to à la carte? With modern engineering practices like Continuous Delivery, we can shift our perspective and start building by hypothesis rather than speculation. This talk shows the full spectrum of software development, from ideation through execution and deployment, through the lens of modern software engineering practices. I discuss building a true MVP, then building a platform using feature toggles, canary releases, A/B testing, and other modern DevOps tools to allow you to run experiments to see what your users really want. By building a platform for experimentation, product development shifts from up-front guessing to market driven. This talk unifies the practices of modern architecture, DevOps, and Continuous Delivery to provide a new approach to feature development.

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Neal Ford

Geek, speaker, writer, music lover, rabid reader, ThoughtWorker bio from Twitter

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Time 9:00am10:30am CST

Date Sat 5th March 2016

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  • The Productive Programmer
  • Art of Java Web Development

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