28 Dec '12, 11pm

@nraychaudhuri

@nraychaudhuri

We software developers like to think of what we do as an art form (or a craft, if you’re at this conference). I was once asked to come up with a set of guidelines for creating great software so our (huge) company could more effectively use an offshore development team that had been delivering amorphous piles of crummy, nonworking code. I was frustrated and responded with something like this: “Give me a list of guidelines for how to make a beautiful song!” The nerve! Repeatable processes? Who did she think she was talking to?! This is a creative process! This is

Full article: http://chadfowler.com/2011/02/10/mcdonalds-six-sigma-and-...

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