People vs. Process

One of my favorite little management blurbs, seen on the door of an SVP at a major financial services company: “Processes don’t write software, people do!” And of course, the Agile Manifesto states: “… we have come to value: Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools…” Here’s an interesting little writeup about people and process. My own take is quite similar: a process can be more or less helpful, but only if people are willing to learn and change can true progress be made.

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