Defect Driven Design Reignited

On I saw that Kirk Pepperdine is reigniting his Defect Driven Design paradigm in his blog, here. So that's a good excuse to republish in my blog my all time favorite interview for anyone who hasn't seen it yet, with Kirk himself, where he introduces me to the wonderful world of D3. In 4 minutes you'll know exactly what that means if you watch this interview. And it's quite fun too. Enjoy!

The movie was made very late at night (or possibly very early in the morning) in a bar in Stockholm during Jfokus, in 2010.


Interesting! I have a rule similar to this I call the ugly rule. The ugly rule is effective in a similar manner but it drives out requirements through disgust. All engineers are capable of developing ugly interfaces and convoluted work flows that should be easy fodder for someone who knows what they want. These are similar in the sense that D3 starts out with the absence of something to drive out customer requirements. I would consider it more fundamental since it can start from nothing. This combined with the ugly rule should be easy to drive out client desires to make a happy customer that probably thinks you are crazy.

Posted by Danimal on December 05, 2011 at 01:44 PM PST #

Hmmmm... where's the video gone? It doesn't play anymore!

Posted by guest on February 09, 2012 at 08:24 AM PST #

Are you sure? It plays fine for me.

Posted by Geertjan on February 09, 2012 at 12:39 PM PST #

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Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

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