Sunday, December 11, 2005

"We're not a software shop."

Working as a developer in IT organizations, I hear this objection "We're not a software shop" come up a lot when people suggest things like using revision control, or writing down requirements, or formalizing change management.

Saying that because we are not a software company, we can do a good job of developing software without employing the techniques of professional software developers is like saying that because I am not an athlete, I can win a triathlon without training.

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