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Re: SSADM - Who cares outside of the Government?

From: J
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This raises some interesting questions.

For example, how small does a project/organisation have to be before it is decided that a methodology would be counter-productive?

Moreover, what does the conclusion tell us about the nature of methodologies in general?

Perhaps the true value of methodologies is that they provide a means to marshall resources on a large scale, rather than providing a means of ensuring quality of any kind. In this way, they might be considered a necessary evil when logistics prevent the use of a more intuituve approach - an intrinsically bureaucratic concept.

On the other hand, organisations forced to forget about methodologies may experience this as an actual loss - 'If only we had the time and money to use JSD/SSADM etc..'.

Is there any evidence that this last scenario occurs? Should it occur?

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