Life cycle concept considered harmful

  title={Life cycle concept considered harmful},
  author={Daniel D. McCracken and Michael A. Jackson},
  journal={ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes},
  pages={29 - 32}
The authors were among the participants at an invi-tational conference held in September of 1980 at the Geor-gia State Umiversity to study the topic "Systems Analysis and Design: A Plan for the 80's."(3) We found the conference and workshop stimulating and useful, and we support many of its processes and conclusions. However, we came to the meeting unprepared for the stultifying effect of the organizers' decision to structure the group's work around the concept of a system development life… 

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