I don’t like the term “Best Practices.” Andrew and I railed against it in the book (pages 36-38). I’ve made comments like “torture is a best practice,” “New best practice: think” and Alex has asked “Are Security “Best Practices” Unethical?“
But people keep using it. Worse, my co-workers are now using it just to watch get me spun up. My continued snark is clearly a Best Practice because I keep doing it despite evidence that it doesn’t work.
I’d love to hear your experiences. What are proven or effective practices for getting people to stop using the term?