At the beginning of 2016, Coko was in search of a development methodology. There wasn’t one that we thought of as a good fit, so we invented our own! Originally called Collaborative Product Development, we renamed it to the Cabbage Tree Method (CTM).
The Cabbage Tree Method (CTM, for short) is a new way to create open source software products. With CTM, the people who will use the software drive its design and development. Consequently, the process ‘bakes in’ cultural change as part of the product design process.
We have used this method now in several contexts, most notably with the University of California Press and Californian Digital Library to design and build Editoria – a monograph production platform.
Now CTM is tested and documented and the free book is available. Version 0.1 is available here – http://www.cabbagetree.org.
As always, the book and the method are free to use and openly licensed. Please check out CTM, try it out and let other people know!
Post by Adam Hyde