RE: [scrumdevelopment] A presentation on reviving spec docs and avoiding iterative development
- Not to put the guy down, but judging from this one post, I don't think his
level of thinking is sufficient enough to worry about - or even make it
worth it to respond (although I did).
In the real world his metaphors and narrow world view likely will quickly
expose his limitations and he'll run into roadblocks in his career if he
cannot expand his thinking.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of lewwwent
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2008 1:13 PM
Subject: [scrumdevelopment] A presentation on reviving spec docs and
avoiding iterative development
Someone is giving a presentation on why writing spec docs is a lost art...
Here's an extract on how iterative development is basically a waste of
for the client:
"If you wanted to be wrapped up in that level of detail, you'd have
built the damn thing yourself. Sometimes you just want someone else to
execute your vision."
On good coders:
"And if you pick a really good builder, it'll be just like you dreamed
it would be."
He uses building a Tree-house as his analogy to building an app!
Does anybody else think he is barking up the wrong tree-house.
If anyone else is attending CFUnited in D.C. please think of the
children and stop this guy!