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The Rise of Lean Production

An excerpt from "The Machine That Changed The World" (1990)

Ken McCormack

Software Architecture as Code

December 23, 2018

Another snippet from a classic source - "The Machine That Changed The World" [Womack et al, 1990].

The Machine That Changed The World

The book was based upon a five-year study undertaken at MIT, began in 1985 as the International Motor Vehicle Program (IMVP), an initiative to research and understand the comparative strengths and weaknesses of . . .

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Should we practice "system test driven development?"

Maybe not! ATDD and similar things are already here!

Ken McCormack

Software Architecture as Code

April 11, 2018

Caught a v neat article on InfoQ by Stefan Friese on architecturally aligned testing... it's useful read.

I reproduce my comment, below, before I forget a few simple ideas...


Stefan, a great article!

Also check out Caitie MaCaffrey's talks / paper on distributed systems verification . . .

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Rechtin on Ultraquality - The Challenge

Excellence Beyond Measure and the need for Ultraquality Systems

Ken McCormack

Software Architecture as Code

February 04, 2018

Continuing the complex systems architecture theme and discussion of ultra-quality systems, the excerpt below is taken from Eberhardt Rechtin, Systems Architecting, Creating and Building Complex Systems, 1991, Chap 8.

Several issues spring to mind today, particularly how the need for some ultra-quality systems continues to be driven . . .

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Legacy Architecture and Testability

Manual Test Teams and Testability Architectural Debt

Ken McCormack

Software Architecture as Code

April 05, 2015

The architecture of specification subsystems has always been critical to quality factors like cycle time -

Industry estimates indicate that between 30 and 50 percent (or in some cases, even more) of the cost of developing well-engineered systems is taken up by testing. If the software architect can reduce this cost, the payoff . . .

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