Choosing a domain name for a blog can be tricky, no? You want to pick something that describes what you’re doing, but also something catchy that people will relate to and remember. In the days before AgileSoC.com, I remember choosing between 2 domain names. It was a short discussion via email between Bryan and I and the decision came down to agileverification.com or something more inclusive…
It’s fun for me to read through this email almost 7 years later, to see that all we were after initially was a wiki for jotting down ideas!
As well, in terms of scope I’m proud to see we had it right from the beginning. Agile isn’t something that can be pinned to a single hardware discipline. Even though Bryan and I are verification specialists, we knew it wasn’t just for verification. Agile applies to products and the entire teams that build them. Experience from people in design, physical design and embedded software is starting to prove that.
So if you’re a verification engineer that thinks agile is meant specifically for you, don’t trap yourself into thinking the software’y’ness of verification means it’s the only area where agile hardware works. While you may think agile hardware starts in verification, lot’s of developers are demonstrating it doesn’t have to end there.