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That blew my mind, too. He preempts Spiral/Agile, re-did diagrams for complexity of real-world development, discoveries of maintenance phase as hardest, legal battles over blame, buy-in by stakeholders, mock-ups to catch requirements/design issues early, noting that's necessary in first place, and so on. Reading it makes me wonder what the (censored) people were reading when they described waterfall as a static, unrealistic process?

In reality, it's so forward-thinking and accurate I might have to rewrite some of my own essays that were tainted by slanderous depictions of his Waterfall model.




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