When the Great Way is abandoned,
there will be fixed hours and codes of conduct.
When development methodologies and theories of management abound,
there will be a great deal of lip service.
When the official organization chart is in confusion,
the unofficial organization holds the projects together.
When the company and its projects are in confusion,
they call for the Consultant.

 

I actually have nothing against methodology, in principle…


chapter notes:

In this chapter, the deprecated “knowledge” has been replaced by “development methodologies and theories of management” — basically, excessive cleverness, again.