A couple comments I’ve heard several times the last few months have lead me to believe that the agile hardware community has reached a critical point:
“I was excited to see I’m not the only one experimenting with agile hardware”
“Is there a framework/success story we can reference to get started?”
Slacking off? Me?? I guess maybe I have been because someone finally got sick of waiting for me to get to a new SVUnit feature and added it themselves…
…and that made me happy.
As of 2 about weeks ago, Tudor Timisescu is the latest addition to the list of active SVUnit developers-at-large. That brings us to a grand total of 1… which is 1 more than the 0 we had before! Continue reading
Pleasantly surprised that I’m able to call DAC a big success for agile hardware.
Agile Evolution in the Verification Academy Booth
It started monday evening with the Agile Evolution panel in the Mentor Verification Academy booth. We were shooting for a half-hour open discussion where we went through some of the concerns people have with agile development (thanks to my work colleagues for helping come up with a list to get us started). Now that it’s over – and worked great – I can admit that I was a little nervous about the format. I knew the key would be people jumping in with their opinions because without that it would have been a boring half hour of one way conversation. Fair to say we did it though thanks to a great job from Dennis Brophy as moderator, Harry Foster as expert and me playing the role of ‘that other guy’. Continue reading