Mikado Method

Software development team often try hard to fix things, while ensuring that nothing else would break because of the change they do. All the developers who wish to overcome this struggle in an Agile development environment will be able to adhere to the Mikado Method. That’s because Mikado Method can help them to understand how to morph an existing system sand get the desired output, without having to deal with any negative consequences.

There are four major methods associated with the Mikado Method. The first method out of them is to define a goal. You will define a goal and then think about what you want to achieve in the future. After defining a goal, it is possible to understand the starting point for a change. On the other hand, it is also possible to figure out whether the method can ensure success or not.

The second method is to experiment. This is where a series of attempts are being made to end up with a discovery, which would validate a hypothesis. When it comes to the software industry, the developers will do developments and experiment with the code. Along with that, it is possible to understand what changes would make the overall system break.

Visualizing is the third step of Mikado Method. This is where you will write down the goal and all the prerequisites associated with that goal. Along with that, you will draw something called a Mikado Graph. Then you will move to the last process of Mikado Method, which is to change and restore the system, where you get that back to the working state. When you are implementing a goal, you will visualize the needs that should be changed within the system to keep it away from breaking. If the code is not in a position to deliver expected functionality, you will have to undo it.

— Slimane Zouggari