|software engineering analogy.
||[Oct. 29th, 2003|10:27 am]
"The first meeting between the software engineer (the analyst) and the customer can be likened to the awkwardness of a first date between two adolescents. Neither person knows what to say or ask; both are worried that what they do say will be misinterpreted; both are thinking about where it might lead (both likely have radically different expectations here); both want to get the thing over with; but at the same time, both want it to be a success."
-- Pressman, "Software Engineering: A Practitioner's Approach"
I am a bit confused. Am I trying to get into my customers pants, or are they trying to get into mine?
I certainly hope no bugs or viruses are introduced....
Consider yourselves lucky that I do not have much time. I could expand on this quote for hours.
In other news, I am quite unhappy that I have a speech due on this upcoming Monday when the requirements are being described on Friday. I wouldn't mind this as much if there weren't people who would not be going until November 14th.