Wednesday, March 29, 2006

It's about knowing where to hammer the nail - not hammering it

You could give me full access to a Bunnings Hardware store and all the time in the world and I could not build a better house, than a builder with a saw, a hammer and two pine trees!

Good tools are useful, once you know what you are doing. Microsoft Project, Niku, Source Control Software, Visual Studio, XML Spy, Issue tracking systems etc, are of no use to you, if you don't know what a good software system or well managed project looks like or how to make one. If you do, some good tools will help immensely.

No matter what Microsoft and other ISVs would have you believe, no software can do your job for you.