About a Young Analyst with Only a Minute to Spare
About the Book
upon a time there was a young systems analyst who was looking for an effective
systems methodology. . . .
So begins Ken Orr's satire
of a nameless protagonist on a Faustian quest.
What he finds is the ultimate
methodology for those who want to make their managers happy without actually giving
them anything. Based on such concepts as total data independence (the output has
nothing to do with the input), and the one minute life cycle, The One Minute
Methodology is perfect for those who are willing to try the impossiblein
only one minute!
With tongue in cheek, the author lampoons the current
sad state of software development. "Everything today is speed, speed, speed,"
he writes. "Our executives . . . want everything now and to be told that
getting information is going to take time is just unacceptable. I simply had to
come up with a better method."
Take a minute now for this hilarious
look at the lunacy of companies racing to become the next McDonald's of management
information systems. This book will change forever your view of systems development.
". . . the lesson offered by Orr is so clearly needed that we
await the Bob Dylan song with some anticipation."
L. Berg Standards and Interfaces
funny. Buy this book. Really."
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