Wednesday, 26 March 2008

WBF 2008 USA Conference

No, I am not there, but it is good to see Walt Boyes reporting at Sound Off in near real time from the latest WBF conference.
Walt has kindly summarised several papers - those that can be put into words - perhaps not the flashy graphics ones.
Nothing new that I could see there, but it all stands repeating.
One paper about the Zen of Project Management makes plenty of good points, slow down to speed up, improve the equirements analysis and so on. Really not new but totally valid. But here we go again, UML. Sorry but no, we do not need UML for process control, and believe me I have tried, years ago. Control Engineers have had better diagrams than UML provides (for our stuff) for decades. And the software tools too.

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