Very to-the-point views from Charles on process religion. I’ve always been puzzled why organization pay so much attention to process, and so little to the outcome of a process… The process ‘wars’ of today bear a huge resemblance to the since long- thank God! – extinct language and method wars of the 70ies-80ies-90ies.
And with respect to ‘User Stories’: anyone who believes a system’s functionality, behavior, structure and characteristics can be completely described by user stories, or use cases, sequence diagrams, or even a 2000 page reguirements spec, should look just a tiny bit outside the domain of web-development.
The reason why there’s all this religious fevor going on wrt processes, is that potential gurus are always looking for ways to become established gurus – it’s nice (and often financially beneficial) to be an established guru, with the masses worshipping you…. But as in the ‘real’ religions, the guru is not necessarily preaching the truth…..