Wednesday, October 12, 2005

IBM donates Rational IP to Open Source | The Register

"According to IBM, a lack of standards in core development activities has increased time and overhead as organisations 'continually reproduce the myriad processes, plans and compliance documents that are fundamental to software development'. Best practices often remain retained within an individual team or company, it adds."

The trick, of course, is getting organizations to use it. I can just hear a couple of my old managers now: "We don't have time for this sh*t. We need to get product out the door yesterday, and if it's cr*p, we'll fix it later!"

Only later never comes, or it comes in the form of the company shutting down, while those in the know, with solid resumes have moved on.

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