Paul Johnson paul at
Mon May 14 18:29:20 BST 2007

On Mon, May 14, 2007 at 10:00:41AM -0700, Kirrily Robert wrote:
> On Mon, May 14, 2007 at 05:18:50PM +0100, asmith9983 at wrote:
> > Hi
> > Isn't that the basis of the Agile programming methodolog ?  Treat the first 
> > version as the prototype to become fully acquainted with the problem, then 
> > build the second version as the real version.
> Which particular agile methodology would that be?

The original?

    "... plan to throw one away; you will, anyhow."

    Frederick P. Brooks Jr.  The Mythical Man-Month.

Although he now believes that to be wrong, "not because it is too
radical, but because it is too simplistic".  "Don't Build One to Throw
Away -- The Waterfall Model Is Wrong!"

So perhaps it is actually the anti-agile methodology?

Paul Johnson - paul at

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