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- "...changing technology without changing culture
is like switching to automobiles
while retaining horse-and-buggy protocol -- you can get by for a while,
or later there is going to be a bad accident." [Steinman 9209.2]
Following a traditional software development procedure
result in the loss of many of object technology's benefits.
- "The corporation won't let me change things!" Use
"guerrilla" tactics -- maintain
synchrony with major corporate waterfall milestones, while keeping your
short, tight iterations. Such a hybrid approach has a cost, but may be
At every opportunity, push for corporate acceptance of iterative
- The process will
change -- if it doesn't, something's wrong!
- Be very
honest with yourself -- what is your product? Some bad examples:
If your "product" is not something your company actually profits
from, consider re-evaluating
your priorities (or re-evaluating your employer).
- "We produce documentation. Other groups don't know what we're
doing, and are fearful
that we won't be able to support them, so whatever else we do, we must
we think we're going to do "
- "We do demos. Upper management isn't certain this object stuff
is going to fly, so
we spend much of our time producing dog-and-pony shows so we can continue
- "We need quality reports on our progress. Megacorp is extremely
so we spend much of our time gathering statistics that (hopefully) justify
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