Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Methodologies and McDonalds

I was talking with Greg at work today and we ended up talking about the differences between working for small and large companies. One difference, apart from the average smartness level, was that large companies tended to have a process, or methodology, to ensure consistent results are produced. He reminded me of this story by Joel Spolsky.

I think this hits the nail on the head. Methodologies are good for managing existing environments where everything can be measured and, to a certain degree, controlled, but bad when creating new stuff.

I like new stuff.

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