"Geeks" and licensing

From: Douglas Quebbeman <dhquebbeman_at_theestopinalgroup.com>
Date: Mon Dec 17 06:38:38 2001

> In practice the solution is to accept the fact that specs, no matter
> how much they are labored over, are for most efforts soft, and
> then describe mechanism to deal with uncertainty as part of the
> development process. Rapid prototype, stepwise refinement,
> the understanding that one cannot test their way to correctness and
> a willingness to throw at least one implementation completely
> away, coupled with small, agile teams that work with an active
> user community empirically produce more correct results in less
> time that alternative techniques.

This all sounds very familiar...
> Not like any of this is new. Brooks described this eons ago
> in _The Mythical Man Month_...

Ah, now I know why... insert <EWOK_WORSHIP_SOUND_EMOTICON> here.

I can't tell you how many managers I've wanted to strangle
using the prototype code they demanded I push into production...

Received on Mon Dec 17 2001 - 06:38:38 GMT

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