May 03, 2011 Simics

Collaboration, Collaboration, Collaboration!

By Michel Genard


We have all seen reports, studies or have first hand experiences about projects


falling apart. One of my favorite illustrations about this phenomenon is the well-known “tree swing picture.” Interesting to note that it dates from the 1970’s… I guess there are things that never change!

Seriously, humor often comes from a seed of truth. In the case of this comic strip, the core issue is communication and mutual understanding between teams.  Speaking the same language is not a guarantee that teams are intelligently working together. Even when using  plain and simple English (although, the existence of “simple” English is debatable), we frequently witness a lack of understanding between hardware and software teams. Why?

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