For extremely profitable price/quality ratios, aim to maximize evolvability for all stakeholders by:

  • minimizing the efforts to develop, release and maintain your product;
  • maximizing scalability;
  • maximizing innovation to happen elsewhere—make it open source and use crowd sourcing;
  • maximizing adopting & setting open standards for quality, processes and technology.
  • using a tolerant development process
  • being open and responsive to easy changes as project progresses

The evolvability quality requirement transcends and includes all other “ilities” like performance, scalability, maintanability, reliability, resilience, and security.

Author: Martien van Steenbergen

Martien is a Visioneer and touched by software.
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