The documentary obsession of Methodologies seems to have resulted from paranoid defensive thinking along these lines: 'The last project generated a ton of paper and it was still a disaster, so this project will have to generate two tons.' The technological sectors of our economy have now been through a decade-long flirtation with the idea that more and more and more paperwork will solve its problems. Perhaps it's time to introduce this contrary and heretical notion: Voluminous documentation is part of the problem, not part of the solution.

Peopleware : Productive Projects and Teams, 2nd Ed. by Tom Demarco, Timothy R. Lister

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