PowerPoint(tm): The New Documentation Standard
So what did I miss? Apparently everyone dumped Visio (tm) and other technical drawing products, and replaced them with PowerPoint. Four years ago I lamented the same thing with a PowerPoint presentation being considered a "Product Plan."
Architecture Consultant: "We need a state diagram and a sequence diagram."
Developer: "Here it is."
AC: "That's a Power Point! The arrows don't line up, and there are no dotted connectors!"
Manager: (Manager overrides) "It's great!"
AC: "It actually does not show how anything interrelates, and how it relates to the software components."
Manager: "Well, you had better be able to fix out outage with this."
Yet, all this focus, and meetings have gotten longer, and the elevator pitch is a lost art.