Neil Johnson, XtremeEDA Corp
EETimes (10/10/2011 12:30 PM EDT)
Hardware developers tend to see software development as a foreign land with odd people, languages, tools and techniques. Agile development approaches seem just as odd to most of us even though, according to sources like Forrester Research, they are becoming mainstream in software development. While software developers have largely accepted the merits of agile development and commonly debate the value of one agile practice against another, there is no such acceptance nor debate in hardware circles.
Should there be debate when it comes to applying agile in hardware development? Might the values and principles that guide agile software teams similarly guide SoC teams; or are the differences between these two disciplines too great?
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