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Subject:Defined Process For Creative Thinking? From:"Anthony Markatos" <tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com Date:Fri, 03 Sep 1999 16:50:32 PDT
Question to all listserv members:
Responding to a recent posting that I made referring to Process Maturity
Level, several other listserv members stated that they where very con to the
idea of predefined processes. They stated essentially that predefined
processes will not "fly" in environments where creativity reigns supreme
(e.g., entrepreneurial software development organizations). That creativity
should not be stifled by any rules.
Doesn't creative analysis (and design) need to be conducted within the
framework of a defined process?
For example, when performing a system (or task) analysis, I find that data
flow diagrams provide structure needed for me to capture my creativity:
without the rules imposed by the DFD technique, I find that my thinking goes
all over the map and I can not tie the components of the system together.
Just as important, how can I efficiently and effectively convey my ideas to
others if I don't document them according to a predefined (i.e., understood
by all) methodology?