Re: The technologically challenged?

Subject: Re: The technologically challenged?
From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Chris Borokowski" <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 10:23:31 -0400

I think it's more a mix of both getting the right people into the
right roles as well as educating and supporting (long term) people to,
as Geoff stated, be responsible for their own success.

All these roles (programmer, UI designer, project manager, writer)
have their specialization and their value, but without the drive to
succeed (as well as willingness to work as a team) they won't get far.

I've seen many a project fail due to a combination of ego and lack of
knowledge. And in the end it came down to a lack of responsibility for
their own success. Part of that responsibility is to know where your
limits lie and trust in others (teamwork) to fill that void.

On 7/31/07, Chris Borokowski <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> I would prefer to find quality project managers, interface designers
> and technical writers to keep them in line. These skills, while less
> obviously "technical," require less brains to do and more brains to do
> correctly. That's a nice way of saying that most project managers
> aren't doing a great job because they misunderstand the job to be
> something simpler than it is.
> Of the programmers I know who are good, they do an excellent job of
> what it is they are supposed to be doing, which is make solid code. But
> they're going to need someone else to make the interface workable, and
> then figure out if the application as a whole works toward any real
> goal.

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