We Need More Metaphors. How About Music?

This month, David Hussman and I collaborated on a piece for SQE’s Iterations newsletter. Check it out here: Iterations January 2009. We talk about the dominance of the manufacturing metaphor in software development, and propose music as an alternative. Be sure to read my “We Need More Metaphors” and David’s “Music and Metaphor” in the newsletter.

Both David and I have been on this line for a while; David has tirelessly presented about his coaching style using lessons from his music producer and professional musician days. I’ve written about music and testing in: Exploratory Testing: Finding the Music of Software Investigation and with Michael Bolton: Testing and Music: Parallels in Practice, Skills and Learning. Watch for more in this space.