Design in Agile Methods

October 22, 2004 at 3:47 pm Leave a comment


One of the most controverse aspects of agile methods is the role of design. In eXtreme Programming the practice is stated explicitly: Simple Design.

Buzz words describing simple design are:

  • You ain’t gonna need it (the YAGNI principle).
  • Keep it simple, stupid (the KISS principle).
  • Design for Today.
  • No Big Design Upfront (BDUF).

Two articles (available online) about the topic give further insights:

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