Breaking down a process
or system into smaller modules to make it more accessible/easier to comprehend.
On the other hand, it also mean over-complicating
a simple process
to the extent
of being anal in the extreme.
Normal Bloke: Here
you are Old Lady, let me help you across the road
Old Lay: Thank you, young man!
Project manager: Now then Normal Bloke, we need
more granularity here
. Firstly, what road
are you referring to? Next, is there any traffic on said road
and if so, at what speed is it travelling? We also need
to define the camber
of the edges and the traction factor of the tarmac under
the temperature of the day to ascertain the breaking distance of the road users
in case of a Normal-Bloke-Old-Lady-slippage scenario. Next, we need
Normal bloke: Fuck
this, I'm off to Macdonalds.