Monday, April 25, 2011

Ours is actually somewhat more convoluted...

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And was arrived in about the same way...

The funny thing was, I was assigned the project to redefine our naming standard at one point; so I got a bunch of stakeholders all together, and we hashed out a short, logical, meaningful standard in two one hour meetings.

Importantly, it was written entirely by people who depended on the naming standard and used it every day. We made it easy, because we were doing it for ourselves.

Then we forwarded our results to the "standards committee" consisting of "process experts" and technical writers... and... well...

Like I said, ours is actually somewhat more convoluted.

It's a textbook example of attempting to convey too much information with too few bits.