Thou shalt have no other gods before the ANSI C standard 1525
Thou shalt have no other gods before the ANSI C standard 1527
Let's say you play a little touch football on weekend with your kids. Does that mean a professional football player will 1) take you seriously; 2) say things...
fOn Sun, 20 Mar 2005 23:15:06 -0000 in alt.folklore.computers, Joe
ISTM that's it's tough to convince managers and project leaders how much kids don't know about building usable products, especially customer facing products. They seem to believe that enough young bodies on a 16 hours-day, 7 days-week rest march will produce acceptable results.
I got 3 years work at a company who had tried that, and during that time they went from dead last in the industry to near the top in customer satisfaction with their responsiveness and customer facing systems, due to internal as well as external improvements; knew some people at a company who cancelled a couple of (sequential) projects to replace a "legacy" system (on which I'd worked), after each had been going a few years, due to internal and external customer revolts AFAIK; and knew some other people on contract at a company which went bankrupt before their business could recover from trying the rest march approach on a new version of their (main) product.
One time, following an after work session, heard that some testers, who had been hired to work on another project, had just previously been engaged in testing a failed venture delivering adult content.
-- Thanks. Take care, Brian Inglis Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Thou shalt have no other gods before the ANSI C standard 1526
Tech guys are like that. It was originally, "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach." George...
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