Re: No Time to Read

Subject: Re: No Time to Read
From: Richard Lewis <tech44writer -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>, "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>, Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2007 10:46:38 -0700 (PDT)

John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:

Richard Lewis stated:

> In TWing, my focus on the big picture has enabled
> me to come into deeply trouble large-scale projects,
> thrown away requirements specifications that consisted
> of tons-and-tons of tiny little text, and then created data
> flow diagrams with a little supporting text that saved the day.

Maybe if they'd done the specs the right way, the project wouldn't be in trouble in the first place.

Richard Lewis:

You are absolutely correct! The only functional modeling they tried was with Use Cases and Activity Diagrams. They failed to understand the Lost Secret Of Business Analysis (as described in as a link in the Forums section).

John Posada:

But you've still glossed over my request...where did Yourdan say what you claim they did?

Richard Lewis:

Sorry, I missed your request (I'm really focused on the big picture today). That stat was driven home to us in their data flow diagramming course. A course they delivered throughout the country.

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