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Individual-Group Needs Mismatch

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- There is no distinction between system code, your own code, and the code of other developers -- "If it's in my image, I must have written it, unless I don't recognize it, and it seems to be dealing with the Furblesnotzer subsystem, then maybe it is Joe's code, except that Sue was working on Furblesnotzer last week, and then maybe..."

- A "module" of code is ad-hoc, undefined, carries no semantics. Generally, a class category or change set (ST 80) or a class (ST/V), but rarely a cohesive whole.

- No cross developer browsing -- except by convention, or by snooping around in other developers' home directories!

- Isolated change management -- you cannot effectively have multiple people working on one "module" (whatever that is).

- No documentation support -- "structured commentary" is not state of the art among CASE tools.

- Integration synchronization -- generally, project milestones require that everybody freeze development in order to proceed with integration.

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