Today, I posted a new v1.1 release of SVUnit on GitHub. The “new” feature in version 1.1 is a refactored/simplified framework meant to increase usability, especially for people that want to do TDD or unit testing of RTL. Continue reading
Month: April 2013
Intel Agile and Lean Development Conference – Part 2
Great final day at the Intel Agile and Lean Development Conference. It started with a keynote talk by Jim Tremlett of Rally, I had morning talk and an afternoon talk and filled in the rest of the time with hallway discussion. As always happens to me during an agile conference week, I’m tired and my head hurts. That was compounded by me giving 2 talks in the same day which I’ve never done before. But I made it and now it’s time to crash. But first… Continue reading
Intel Agile and Lean Development Conference – Part 1
So pretend you’ve dedicated about 5 years to something you believe in… I mean really believe in. At the beginning it seems like you’re the only person in on it (or 1 of 2 in my case considering Bryan was the guy that gave me the first little push). It seems to make so much sense but you can’t figure out why others haven’t seen it already. Then slowly… very slowly… you see people pop out of the woodwork from around the world. At times you get the feeling there’s a community being built, and that you’re a part of it, but it’s still so early that it’s not entirely clear who’s in your little community or where it even exists. Sometimes you question whether it actually exists at all… but you keep plugging away because you believe in it.
Then you spend a week in Hillsboro and find out that there are hundreds of people working toward the exact same thing you are.
Surprise! The agile hardware community does in fact exist. It’s a relief to actually see it :). Continue reading
Hardware Project Planning Survey: Full Results
After some of our own analysis, it’s time to turn the conversation over to you! Here are all the data from our 2012 hardware project planning survey.
To quickly rehash what you’re looking at, this survey was conducted by Catherine Louis and I last year. The intention was to get a feel for how successful hardware teams have been with their current approaches to project planning. As you’ll see, we had people respond from all areas of hardware development from all levels. We’ve found the results to be quite interesting.
If you want a little more background, Planning to Fail in Hardware Development is a good place to start. In there you’ll find a link to our initial analysis posted on eetimes. Other articles we’ve posted since:
- Planning to Fail: How Stable are your Project Plans
- Planning to Fail: Is Estimating Really this Difficult
- Planning to Fail: Long Hours, Mounting Stress and Aggressive Goal Setting
But enough talk from me. Since you’re here to see data, here it is!
-neil Continue reading