Is it just me?

Dave Hodgkinson davehodg at
Sat Jul 7 00:43:23 BST 2007

On 6 Jul 2007, at 10:40, Nigel Rantor wrote:

> chromatic wrote:
>> On Thursday 05 July 2007 11:44:24 Andy Armstrong wrote:
>>> chromatic wrote:
>>>> On Thursday 05 July 2007 02:05:13 Jacqui caren wrote:
>>>>> This should have been in the requirements!
>>>> Has that ever worked for you?  It's never worked for me!
>>> Nope, same here. Not one single time. That's across everything from
>>> hardware projects, embedded stuff, web stuff, desktop apps.
>> I haven't met many people for whom expecting complete (or even  
>> nearly-complete) requirements at the start of the project actually  
>> worked.  (I can't think of any.)
> Do you mean for whom 'expecting' or 'receiving' has not worked?
> Once upon a while ago I was contracting and I had enough clout to  
> be able to go back to the people and thrash out requirements before  
> I started coding.

That's one of the nice things about being "reassuringly expensive".  
Your time is valuable
so you have their attention.

Dave Hodgkinson
Back in the Market Risk swamp

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