5871Re: [agile-usability] Article on Design and Agile on A list Apart
- Dec 2, 2008On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 1:35 PM, Ron Jeffries
> Hello, Adam. On Tuesday, December 2, 2008, at 3:37:25 PM, youYes, but what compels them to do so?
>> So, what is the value of those projects? Why wouldn't they just become
>> Agile and deliver something useful. The reason is that the real value
>> of those projects is in their ability to infuse large sums of money
>> into a large bureaucracy to fuel it's continued existence. Even if
>> they produce nothing they still keep people in jobs and money flowing
>> through the economy. If every project had to produce value we would
>> soon find that there wasn't enough value to be had to justify all of
>> these jobs.
> Huh? Value isn't a finite quantity that projects draw down. Projects
> [can] /create/ value.
> Any project whose sole value is that it is causing people to be paidCan it be that some projects create /sufficient/ value to justify
> would be of more value if it also built something useful.
their own existence but not as much value as is /possible/? And, what
if a project provides sufficient value (to someone) without providing
value in the form of working software?
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