Your comment reminds me of the notion of treating requirements as real
options; one of the popular trends these days. Sure, there's no final
and absolute and permanent "right answer." The best we can do is try
and identify the most beneficial decision we can make at the moment,
and be ready to adjust that decision later as more information becomes
available. I think that reflects reality better than the old notion of
getting all the requirements "right" the first time.
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, Robert Biddle
> Ron Jeffries wrote:
> > Hello, Robert. On Saturday, February 28, 2009, at 6:26:08 PM, you
> > wrote:
> > > It's a wording issue: I find some people who think that
> > > "acceptance" means "now and forever". This all also concerns
> > > tracking, because some people think that changing accepted stories
> > > indicates a bad problem, and so on and so on...
> > Yes ... though I think one has to consider that changing stories
> > does constitute a kind of waste. It'd be better, obviously, to get
> > everything right the first time. Just not possible.
> I think you and agree on the result here, but maybe not on the
> In my view, it's not just that it is not possible to get it right:
> it's that there is no such thing as right.
> The truth is like puppies, a bunch of 'em runnin' around and you pick
> your favorite.
> But I suspect we disagree on that.