Agile stories, architecture, and religious processes

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…..

Agile stories, architecture, and religious processes.

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About swdevperestroika

High tech industry veteran, avid hacker reluctantly transformed to mgmt consultant.
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One Response to Agile stories, architecture, and religious processes

  1. tevirselrahc says:

    “potential gurus are always looking for ways to become established gurus” – Oh so true!

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