Re: Radical Idea - a caution

Subject: Re: Radical Idea - a caution
From: Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- FS -dot- COM -dot- AU>
Date: Wed, 14 May 1997 09:21:36 +0800

John, I completely agree with your radical idea. If you hire special-
ists, you're stuck when one of them is sick, or on holiday, or leaves for
another job. Generalists cover for each other and learn from each other.

Ideally you should end up with a group of 'TW pluses' -- a TW-plus-
trainer, TW-plus-support, TW-plus-marketing-writer, and so on.

In fact why not draw yourself a map of the skills that touch on your
area? There would be a big TW blob in the middle, surrounded by blobs
for training, support, marketing, UI design, marketing, and anything
else you're responsible for. When you recruit, bear in mind what blobs
you need extra coverage for.

Let us know how you get on.

Stuart Burnfield What the critics said about Stuart Burnfield:
(slb -at- fs -dot- com -dot- au) ". . . full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse. . ."
Functional Software - J. Alfred Prufrock

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