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software engineering analogy. [Oct. 29th, 2003|10:27 am]
Chaz Meyers
"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.
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[User Picture]From: tomas360
2003-10-29 09:45 am (UTC)
Chaz you wanna have sex with everyone

-Ay
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From: catch2002
2003-10-29 08:58 pm (UTC)
software engineering annoys me. in fact, anything involving a 'customer' or business annoys me. just give me old fashioned , pompous, academia oriented research.
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