Construction Industry

Often used to inspire software "engineers" to improve their Project Management practices.

Doc Searls has committed this offense often: 1 , 2 , |3

  • Nov'2004 - oops he did it again

I've never found it a good Metaphor. About as useful and the "InformationSuperhighway" Metaphor.

Even if it is, oh well - For the same reason, the construction industry has found a master schedule to be a relatively useless technique for detailed construction planning.

If Architects Had To Work Like Software Developers joke - My house should have between two and forty-five bedrooms. Just make sure the plans are such that the bedrooms can be easily added or deleted. When you bring the blueprints to me, I will make the final decision of what I want. Also, bring me the cost breakdown for each configuration so that I can arbitrarily pick one...

Here's Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas articulating a Gardening Metaphor.

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