What Can Technology Learn From Planning?

Is urban planning a good metaphor for information technology planning? A programmer offers his perspective.
May 21, 2004, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Ken Orr, technology author and programmer recently argued that sophisticated technology problems cannot be solved "unless we think of it as a 10- to 12-year project," ... pointing to his experience working with IT groups at state agencies such as the Kansas transportation department. There, roads are planned out years in advance of when they might be needed... Urban planning is not about architecture, it's about politics..."

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Published on Thursday, May 20, 2004 in Application Development Trends
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