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The Development Cycle

By Shamus
on Monday Jun 26, 2006
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My earlier post made me think of the image below, which was making the email rounds a few years ago. I don’t even remember who sent it to me or where it came from, but it’s always been one of my favorites.

The Development Cycle
This is not that far from the truth.

Comments (7)

  1. mark says:

    Heh, I have a variant of that poster hanging in my cube (this is pretty much what I do)…

  2. Man, I remember seeing something a lot like that as Xerox-ware 30 years ago. Scary that it’s just as relevant today as it was then.

  3. Ubu Roi says:

    Bureaucracy would have designed it like the analyst, except without the left-side support.

    Instead there would be hanging from the left branch at least one geegaw (insisted on by the legal department), a whatsit (to fulfill Minority/Women Business subcontracting goals) and a dumbfoozle (required to obtain federal funding), and they would be balanced by a huge thingamajig to the right (forced on the project by a politician).

    And don’t forget the peons sticking bandaids on the cracks in the remaining support…

  4. DrHeinous says:

    Oh good lord. And I just heard today our analysts are so far behind us programmers are being retasked with writing requirements. For stuff that’s already been developed, natch.

    I think I must post this on my cube.

  5. oleyo says:

    Ha! Sounds like our work! I mean, not where I work now…another place. A place I USED to work at, you know…before.

  6. John says:

    I like the subtle Discworld reference…

  7. Tosscobble says:

    HAHAHAHA…. it just keeps getting better!

    FYI.. it took me 2 days (at work) to read DMoTR… yesterday and today…lol :D

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