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Re: [XP] Enterprise Architecture

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  • William Pietri
    ... I d agree that those are benefits, but for me the main point in putting away my initial design documents is to clear my head of my preconceptions. I find
    Message 1 of 18 , Nov 2, 2005
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      Steven Gordon wrote:

      >Well-factored code and automated tests should communicate better what your
      >POC is doing and how than detailed documents. If it doesn't then work on
      >improving the clarity of the code and the design instead of covering over
      >the problem with documentation. A very brief overview document is not
      >discouraged.
      > The main point in putting away the documentation is to avoid having to
      >choose between abiding by it or keeping it up to date as the design changes.
      >Either way, you end up resisting change instead of embracing it.
      >
      >

      I'd agree that those are benefits, but for me the main point in putting
      away my initial design documents is to clear my head of my
      preconceptions. I find that having the old ideas too handy inclines me
      to follow them instead of dealing with situation I'm in now.

      William
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