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Is There a Single Method For the Internet of Things?


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The Industrial Internet Consortium predicts the Internet of Things (IoT) will become the third technological revolution after the Industrial Revolution and the Internet Revolution. Its impact across all industries and businesses can hardly be imagined. Existing software (business, telecom, aerospace, defense, among others) will likely be modified or redesigned, and a huge amount of new software, solving new problems, will be developed. As a consequence, the software industry should welcome new and better methods.

This article makes the case that to be a major player in this space you will need a multitude of methods, not just a single one. Existing popular approaches such as Scrum and SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) may be part of the future, but you will also need many new methods and practices—some of which are not even known today. Extending a single method to incorporate all that is required would result in something that is way too big and unwieldy. Instead, the new Object Management Group (OMG) standard Essence can be used to describe modular practices that can be composed together to form a multitude of methods, not only to provide for all of today's needs, but also to be prepared for whatever the future may bring.


 

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