Construction metaphors are commonly used to describe the software development process to outside observers. It's easy to see why this is a popular metaphor, it often appears like a structure being built to the outside observer. It's not like building a house though, and describing it that way erodes confidence in the process for these outside observers, who often have a real stake in the delivery of the results of the process.
Good Book, bad title
I want to make some big changes with confidence.
Reflections on 2000 miles driven and 16 hours of community group meetings attended
If you've come here, you've probably met me in person.
After 10 years of experimenting, I've gained nothing.
Some good and bad.
the number of possible topics is overwhelming