On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 3:54 PM, Hassan Schroeder <hassan.schroeder at gmail.com> wrote: > On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 12:41 PM, Lee Kowalkowski > <lee.kowalkowski at googlemail.com> wrote: > >>> You go back to the requirements and it is clear that >>> you built the system exactly as specified by the client project team >>> (who are a part of the administrative unit and not the end users, who >>> are, say, field workers). > >> 1. "requirement specifications are always wrong". > > The (derogatory) term used on Agile-oriented mailing lists is BDUF -- > Big Design Up Front. > > Pretty much guaranteed to be late /and/ not what was needed :-) Ok, but interesting point... does the agile dev approach basically require contracts always to be time & materials? It would seems so. -- Matt Warden Cincinnati, OH, USA http://mattwarden.com This email proudly and graciously contributes to entropy.