Passing thoughts ….

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.

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2 Responses to “Passing thoughts ….”

  1. Scribler Says:

    Isn’t it true that Software management says you can compromise on quality to meet the cost and of course with customer consent. Did anyone stop listen to music just because they can’t afford Bose?

  2. sridharvanka Says:

    Nice to hear from you after a long time. While I appreciate your point, as usual, I do not agree with it !
    If we were to go to the customer and tell them that we are going to give them something that is not tested, I have no issues.
    What troubles me is that while we promise the moon to the customer, we do not know how to deliver that moon.


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