Re: my bad displays habit

Subject: Re: my bad displays habit
From: Janice Gelb <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- Sun -dot- COM>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2010 17:35:10 +1100

On Mar 4, 2010 3:03PM, Gene Kim-Eng wrote:
> I don't know enough about Facebook or Twitter to know how much market research
> (if any) they did to determine if their business model was market-viable, I was
> thinking about a company I used to work with that regularly held project
> kick-off meetings at which developers' justification for launching something new
> was "we'll be the first," and "nobody else is doing this," without anybody ever
> discussing how much it would cost to develop, how many could be sold and whether
> the reason "nobody was doing this" was that there was no market for it.

I've also seen engineers decide to add a feature
without notifying change control or the architects
because "we were in that section of code anyway
and thought it would be a cool addition." And they
were genuinely puzzled when everyone was upset
with them: "It hardly took us any time at all
and it works fine."

-- Janice

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