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The wulfman

So little broth. So very many cooks.

1 min read

Many companies pride themselves in having flat hierarchies.

What this usually means, is:

  1. People don't know what they are talking about, because hierarchies are by design pyramidal.
  2. There are lots and lots of tiny kings and queens who eagerly meddle with other people's territories.

When it comes to documentation there are three schools of thought:

  1. We need documentation
  2. Documentation is totally unnecessary
  3. We don't give a *#%!, just leave us alone

The fun begins when a member of group 2 decides that a certain product does not require any documentation, because:

  • it is totally self-explanatory
  • it will soon be updated anyway
  • it is virtually identical to a completely different product

When, inevitability, a customer demands documentation for an undocumented product, a new school of thought instantaneously emerges:

  • We need documentation, but leave us alone because documentation is totally unnecessary *#%! anyway