I can honestly say that as of a couple weeks ago, I’ve gone further with SVUnit than I thought was realistic when I first starting looking at it. Having done more TDD, written more tests and recently finished step 2 of my UVM Express example, I’ve come to the conclusion there’s value in unit testing anything! That includes coverage groups and UVM agents… which I talk about here.
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of having lunch with Alan Dunne from Alcatel-Lucent here in Ottawa. Alan has commented on a couple of our AgileSoC blog posts in the past, and is a shining example of someone who has been using agile techniques with good results in his team’s FPGA development. Over the years Alan has been diligently refining the typical software agile techniques for his FPGA team. It was Alan that introduced me to the “definition of ready” (let’s call it DoR from here on in). A DoR is a corollary to the “Definition of Done” (aka DoD) which Neil blogged about a while ago (review it here http://www.agilesoc.com/2011/07/31/by-example-done-vs-done/).