Development Methods in the real world.
jonathan at bluesunhosting.com
Wed Sep 26 10:41:20 MDT 2007
On 25 Sep 2007, at 19:27, Steve wrote:
> So I pose a question, for those of you who actually engineer software
> for a living.
> What is the reason for all of these other methodologies?
> Do they truly have any major benefit, or are they as I suspect, more
> of a hinderance than a help?
> Finally, if you have actually been involved in one or more of these
> methods, can you explain how it helped and/or hindered progress on
> whatever project it was that you were working with?
To echo and rephrase what some of the other have said, I think that
any development methodology could be good or bad. I think it all
depends on implementation and the attitudes and personal goals of
both the management and the programmers. IF both parties have good
attitudes and no personal agendas then I think any development method
could only be a benefit to everyone involved. But since we don't
live in such a utopian society where everyone is happy and has only
the best interests of everyone else in mind, be wary.
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