Why Was: US Military Dead during Iraq War 994
You seem to put something else into the word "individualism" than I do. Being able to stand up and lead is an essential attribute to the participants in large projects, software or not.
Or, as simple as in a NOC. Sometimes an individual has to stand up at have the balls to do somthing like shut down a transatlantic trunk, stop all the trains, or shut down trading on the stock exchange and call the President. (I know people who have done all of the above). It is this individualism that seems to be lacking.
A software project without that kind of individuals has a signature of bloat and complexity. You need the people that address it, and cuts it right down. It may be something as trivial as making a database parameterization suitable for expressing business logic so it doesn't have to be all hard coded. But it takes intervention and a constant challenge of the specifications.
Most project I have led have had 2-3 days of the week consisting of noting else than walking around and pushing the information flow.
Why Was: US Military Dead during Iraq War 997
You seem to have read something into my post that wasn't at all what I meant. In many recent situations I have seen managers who do not manage at all, and who openly...
That is somewhat like exposing the conflicts early, before they have been set in stone. Information hoarding is also not acceptable on my watch.
An observation is that this feature seems to be extremely highly correlated with the "marketing generations" of 6-8 years.
The generation staring work now (born 1985-1990) seen a very good one in the sense of being able to function as literate people.
Why Was: US Military Dead during Iraq War 995
Yes. He has exhibited a Hillary approach. Thinking for oneself is never to be allowed. If it's a large project, there will be times when every participant in...