12. Running a Software Endeavor: From Idea to Production

In this chapter we will set the scene for our new story, and define what we mean by “from idea to production.” In particular, we will show how a team can use the kernel within the constraints of its organization—specifically, its existing governance process.

12.1. The People in Our Story and Challenges along the Way

Let’s start by briefly discussing the people in our story and the challenges they faced along the way.

Smith works with Angela in product planning/marketing. The company she works for provides mobile phones to the world market. Angela has come up with an idea for a new product, one that allows the caching of photos and other cloud-hosted data onto the phones themselves for offline ...

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