RE: Process kills the

Subject: RE: Process kills the
From: "Ward, Curtis (DBS-CLT)" <curtis_ward -at- dbs-systems -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 12:59:59 -0400

Hardly proof that all processes and methodologies are bad, just that badly
implemented ones are risky. Having a process or methodology in place is
never going to replace good "leadership, control or focus". A good, well
developed and adaptive process, however, can enhance those qualities and
help produce the results an organization wants. I would argue that it was
just as likely a lack of these qualities, not a "process" that killed this

Curtis Ward
curtis_ward -at- dbs-systems -dot- com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Plato
> Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 12:50 PM
<snip>For all those that say dot.coms are failing because they don't
implement good
processes - well here is one that failed because it DID implement a process.
also shows that process without leadership, control, and focus is useless
dangerous. Verde handed over its firm to these process freaks and would have
done a lot better to just "do it all by hand."

So next time you're angry that your managers won't accept your
recognized technical documentation process methodology - it might be because
they read this story and realized what a waste of time processes are.

Andrew Plato

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