Thursday, April 29, 2004

Just read this article on the ACM site, by a Boeing Engineer. It won't make much sense to non-techies, but it is spot on in terms of the bullshit that unthinking adoption of 'UML as a religion' can cause.
Death by UML Fever

In particular its applicable to this project here, many of the 'symptoms' described in the article are EXACTLY the kinds of problems that certain bullshit-filled individuals have brought to Mozambique.

Here is a quote from the end of the article, with which I completely agree:
"Unfortunately, some users of UML leave their brains in the lobby, get settled behind their keyboards, and get busy drawing UML diagrams because doing so is a much easier alternative than doing difficult software engineering work. "

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