Six Impossible Truths about Developing Software - All Before Breakfast

Tim Lister, Atlantic Systems Guild, Inc

Alice laughed. "There’s no use trying," she said, "one can't believe impossible things."

"I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

--Alice in Wonderland

... Now older, and at least appearing wiser, Tim Lister has declared that he can say pretty much anything he wants and get away with it. Therefore Tim is going to talk about the impossible things that many developers believe--things that often make us look just flat stupid to the outside world. He believes that declaring things to be impossible is both therapeutic and the first step toward finding a better way to deal with our limits and frailties. Working to get the requirements right before beginning development is an example of believing an impossible thing. Learn about Tim’s five other impossible truths and begin your personal recovery program.

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