This month my wife and I had our first little baby
- Eve Cogan. She only understands the basics so far, so this month
we're back to the basics - Specifications.
The first problem with specs is that nobody writes
them. Joel Spolsky says - "Writing specs is like flossing:
everybody agrees that it's a good thing, but nobody does it",
which is a pretty accurate metaphor.
The second problem is that when people do write
them, they spend months, listing every Use Case, Business Rule and
Process Flow Diagram. The danger is that the client spends lots
of money, and sees no real progress, or the requirements change,
and the process begins again and nothing ever happens. Sometimes
it's like throwing money down the drain. More...
until next time,
SSW Database Services Manager and Microsoft
Regional Director, Australia
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