I am amazed at how people can spend 5,10, 15 years in the software industry and not know a single thing about software project management. Or is it that they know and don’t care to implement it ? I keep seeing these “bigwigs/intellectuals” who insist on releasing the code to the customers without adequate testing (“get the software to the users, we can always fix the bugs later”)
I have seen managers who are great manipulators. I have worked with guys who are great man-managers; they are able to motivate people working with them to give their best. They are able to get the job done. They are able to bring in new business. But somehow, they are never good project managers.
Is the service industry screwing up the art of software project management ? Do we need a new paradigm for managing projects built especially for the service industry ?
I somehow feel software projects and the customer interface of the service industry should be kept miles away from each other. I believe they cannot co-exist.