We have heard about new ways of developing software by paying consultants and reading Gartner reports. Through this we have been told to value:
Individuals and interactions
over processes and tools
and we have mandatory processes and tools to
control how those individuals (we prefer the term ‘resources’) interact
over comprehensive documentation
as long as that software is comprehensively
over contract negotiation
within the boundaries of strict contracts, of
course, and subject to rigorous change control
Responding to change
over following a plan
provided a detailed plan is in place to
respond to the change, and it is followed precisely
That is, while the items on the left sound nice in theory, we’re an enterprise company, and there’s no way we’re letting go of the items on the right.
Cobbled together one Saturday morning before breakfast by Kerry Buckley
(@kerryb), following an article
by Ron Jeffries and this suggestion from Eastmad.
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