Entries tagged [waterfall]
by Jerome Kehrli
Posted on Thursday May 06, 2010 at 11:03PM in Computer Science
I've been working a few years ago on an architectural concept for some very specific piece of software my former company had to develop. The technical challenges were huge and the field was pretty complex. In addition, the timeframe was very little and we have had to rush a lot to get it ready and prototyped in time.
In the end we screwed up ... totally. The concept was miles away from what was required and we pretty much had to start it all over. Months of work were just good enough to be thrown away with the trash.
Not used at all to such failures, I decided to take some time to understand what happened, what went wrong.
My investigations led to the following story, a pretty funny though quite common developer tale.Read More