HSD Acknowledgements

Holistic Software Development brings together many schools of thought and bodies of work. Many of the ideas in it are inspired, directly derived from or simply references to a variety of sources. Notable references are:

  • Bubble Up, originally inspired by the blog Bubble Up by Em Campbell-Pretty
  • Conway’s Law – Melvin Conway
  • Cynefin – Dave Snowden
  • Decision Making – Vroom & Jago
  • Happiness – Professor Martin Seligman
  • Kanban – Taiichi Ohno
  • Lean – Jim Womack & Dan Jones
  • Motivation – Dan Pink
  • Organizational Psychotherapy – Bob Marshall
  • PMBOK – Project Management Institute
  • Scrum – Jeff Sutherland & Ken Schwaber
  • Strategic Mapping and Commoditization – Simon Wardley
  • Team forming – Bruce Tuckman
  • Uncertainty – Sir David John Spiegelhalter
  • UML, RUP – Booch, Jacobson, RumbaughBooch, Jacobson, Rumbaugh

The work of some specific individuals has influenced HSD:

  • Akao & Mizuno
  • Barry Boehm
  • Melvin Conway
  • Taiichi Ohno