Rebecca Wirfs-Brock

Rebecca Wirfs-Brock

heuristics hunter and Driven-Design meme inventor
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I'm best known as the "design geek" who invented Responsibility-Driven Design and the xDriven meme (think TDD, BDD, DDD..). I'm keen on learning and sharing design heuristics, patterns and practices for architecting and reducing risk and improving quality on agile projects and programs. I'm a slow jogger... if anyone is interested in an early morning slow jog, it'd be fun to meet and go on a run.

Growing Your Design Heuristics Toolkit (Hands-on)

A heuristic is something we try in an attempt to make forward progress in solving or understanding a design problem with no absolute guarantee of success.We all use design heuristics (even if we haven’t learned how to articulate them) to discover, understand, explore, create, or modify our designs. Heuristics can even guide our use of other heuristics and determine our attitude and behavior.

Come to this hands-on session to try out practical techniques for distilling your design heuristics (so you can explore and explain them to others); learn ways to identify competing heuristics;evaluate shiny new heuristics you may read or hear about; and grow your ability to explain your heuristics to others.

Agile Architecting: A Pragmatic Approach (Workshop)

This is a pre-conference workshop. Click for details.

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