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?