DSDM, or Dynamic Systems Development Method, is a subject not often associated with a children's story. At least not until now. Thanks to DevShed contributor Ivan Idris, we can all take a bit of a break while enjoying this tale about a very important bear and a very important subject. (Somewhat based on the books of A. A. Milne.) ďSometimes, when you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.Ē -- Winnie the Pooh, a totally different bear than the one in this story. Really.
One morning in the 200 Acre Wood, Pinnie the Wooh was thinking about how hungry he was, when he saw somebody who looked like he was lost. Wooh knew from his own experience how it felt to look for Home and not find it. In fact he had done it so often that he was getting quite good at it.
"Hello," said Wooh. "I am Pinnie the Wooh. Can I help you with something?"
The stranger looked up and smiled. "Good morning, Wooh. Donít you recognize me? Itís me Christopher Robison."
"Christopher Robison," Wooh shouted. Wooh was so happy that he completely forgot how hungry he was. "I havenít seen you in years!"
"Well, I have graduated from college and I have started an IT consultancy company at home. Now I am writing a paper about the Dynamic Systems Development Method and I was hoping that you can help me with it."
"Din-ami syst-ims dev-elop-men-tet met-ot" said Wooh slowly.
"Yes, Dynamic Systems Development Method or DSDM. It is a method for fast application development. DSDM is based on a collection of best practices, which people have been using in successful development projects."
"These are very big words and I am a Bear of Very Little Brain. Is DSDM nice like honey?"
"It can be, if you apply its principles correctly."
"This is very confusing. Everybody likes honey. Especially in the morning, or after breakfast, or any other time of the day."
"We are talking about DSDM not about honey."
"I am more interested in honey. I havenít eaten in an hour."
"DSDM is a very important subject and I really need your help."
"Ok, I will help you because itís a very important subject and I will help you with it because I can become a very important bear."