RE: The coming predominance of user experienceandtechnicalcommunications

Subject: RE: The coming predominance of user experienceandtechnicalcommunications
From: Chris Borokowski <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Richard Lewis <tech44writer -at- yahoo -dot- com>, 'TECHWR-L' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 13:37:34 -0700 (PDT)

I have found roughly the same thing. Compartmentalization of roles, and
fear of accountability in management, lead to an impossible narrowing
of definitions until projects are boiled down to amorphous entities
that are both compromises and barebones.

--- Richard Lewis <tech44writer -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:

> I have been leading a large number of BA's and PM's in
> enterprise-wide integration efforts at a very big company. Part of
> my job is analyzing dozens of functional specs and filtering them
> down to their essentials. This experience was been terrifying. My
> worst of fears has been confirmed: Rigorous analysis is rare - very
> rare. And as a result, for non-trivial systems, most design is
> primitive and disjointed. And as a result most software is
> primitive. Let us pray for all who write end-user documentation.
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