How does a mountain looks like from a 100 meter? Like a mountain probably, but how does a good project looks like from a far distance, it is more ambiguous, I mean, how can a person tell if a project is in a good or bad situation, well… there is no magic steps but anyways McConell teach us about some of these things.
The conceptual phase told us about the three kinds of developing focus thet must be, Discovery, Invention and Implementation, should this phases will shift like a roller coaster? Of course not (Or maybe they will, but it is really NOT the desirable) Since the level of uncertaintly just got bigger with these shifts.
“Technical projects often provide status reports such as 90% complete”
Truth been told, thanks for that quote McConell! this is the reality, System engineers (and me) done this so many times that is scaring how this can become an habit anytime soon, so the way to fight this is getting the critical functionality as soon as is available .
Technology has taken a tendency over the past years of one specific and recurring event, it constantly gets better, researching and developing new knowledge helps to make something cheaper, smaller and faster, and this has been a standard for years, just like in 1946 the transistor debuted by the bell’s laboratories and helped to the reduction of the mega computers, or the faster microprocessors developed by various emprises, but this might have been corrupted with the new trends and the capacity of wearing devices.
Some companies has seen the potential of selling the “status” in its products, and since this is a massive marketing strategy it needs money, capital that is used in the selling of the same products instead of the product itself, which can make a device really overpriced, paying actors to use their products in public places. But is this actually bad? No it is not, because people (usually) knows that they are buying the product because of the trending instead of the functionality, but there is another side of the coin, there is a sector that can get it trouble, which is the people who wants to pay for something that is really worth and not extra money to show his status, people that cares for quality and not for luxury, and that is the bad side of this trend of “fancy devices”, technology loses its actual purpose of scientific knowledge to help and made easier the adaption for everyday and routine tasks to become just another kind fashion. But remember that this is not as bad as it sounds, this trends exist because it is actually a very profitable business that can make people to be more interested in technologic wearables and make a step to the internet of things.