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Franz van Betteraey
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Joined: Jun 20, 2007
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Hello,

ThoughtWorks published a recent version of their Technology Radar these days and Neil Ford did some explanation on it with the recommendation to "Build Your Own Technology Radar".

So here is My Technology Radar: http://frvabe.blogspot.com/2013/06/my-technology-radar.html

Best regards
Franz
Hussein Baghdadi
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Are you sure about the "Hold" section of your radar?
Mohamed Sanaulla
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Hussein Baghdadi wrote:Are you sure about the "Hold" section of your radar?


Just in case you have misinterpreted the "Hold" meaning in the radar ( I just did that and came to similar conclusion)

The "Hold" section indicates: use it because it is well established (regularly put it to the test)

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Hussein Baghdadi
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According to Neal Ford:
The original intent of the hold ring was “hold off for now”, to represent technologies that were too new to reasonably assess yet. We had in mind technologies that were getting lots of buzz but weren’t proven. The hold ring has evolved into our way of saying “don’t start anything new with this technology”. There’s no harm in using it on existing projects, but you should think twice about using this technology for new development. Hold is the closest we have to an avoid category, which Rebecca won’t let us have. But we’ve come to see great wisdom in that decision: true to the metaphor, your radar should be about things you are looking towards, not recriminations about the past.
Mohamed Sanaulla
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I initially thought OP meant what Neal Ford meant. But then OP mentions "Hold" as adapt or keep using. This is confusing for the readers. May be stick with the terminology.
Franz van Betteraey
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Posts: 18
I indeed changed the definitions (and even the layout) so that it fits to my needs (like Neal Ford says: "You can use our quadrants or create your own"). So my "Hold" is much more positive (green) like the original ToughtWorks one. But I see the point that it is a pitfall for misunderstanding and consider to change it in the future. Thanks for pointing this out!
 
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