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Fantastic real life educational examples of what not to do!,
By A Customer
This review is from: CRASH: Learning From The World's Worst Computer Disasters (With Year 2000 Update) (Paperback)
The book brings to life many of the largest computer project disaters that we read fleetingly in the press. As a systems implementer in a large multi-national business I have seen almost all of the deadly sins enacted in real life, and I'll add, contributed to a few in my naÔvity.
The main messages appear to be: do it in stages, make sure end-users have a say but in a controlled way, prototyping is a good way to introduce new concepts, the developers should really understand the business before beginning and the business shoud be re-organised BEFORE IT is concidered.
All the above form the basis of a development methodology called DSDM (Dynamic Systems Development Method) that is gaining in acceptance throughout Britain and Europe. Maybe there is a hope for the future.