I made the following comments in response to an article about SDLC’s. Here is the link:
Here is a summary of my comments:
Comment by Cndaily Apr 18, 2011, 13:58 PM EDT
I like your use of Amazon as a reference source. I did the same with my post, http://wp.me/p17Gqw-1X, which adds credibility to a position.
I agreed with your post for the most part until I got to the bottom. I think most of us would agree that documentation, rules, and process are not things on our Christmas list. What I don’t agree with is your ascertion that you can just hire passionate bright specialists and your problems will be solved. IMO, a reasonable level of documentation around an SDLC is needed for a development organization of about 10 or more. That need is usually generated by clients, new employees, and managers.