A slightly cynical post from Kevin Barnes today – bizarrely entitled Agile processes, are they killing our children? – contains the following line:
Managers like the waterfall model for the same reasons that tourists like real waterfalls, they are simple and powerful and beautiful to look at. They are much less fun when you go down one.
I didn’t think he’d be able to top that, until I read down a little and laughed out loud:
The one group that always had mixed feelings about the waterfall model was consultants. Consultants canâ€™t afford to show up, work for months at a time and produce no real results (unless theyâ€™re Accenture).