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  • Does it help to make a list of your development tasks and ask him if he knows a simpler way to do it? I always like to learn better approaches.

    • by jdavidboyd (3251) on 2003.07.10 7:35 (#21919) Journal
      No. I think a major part of the problem is that he is 67 years old, wants to retire, can't afford to, and doesn't have the memory he used to have. He used to keep myriad details in his head, but now they flit away.
      I've tried giving him a list of tasks, as you suggest, but he always comes back with "Well, whatever you think is best."
      Another big problem is the fact that he has no conception of the fact that it costs so much more to fix a bug after it is release into a working system, than it would cost to fix it in the development stage. He feels that bugs are no big deal at all, we'll just fix them after the customer reports them. No problem. Gives me shudders.
      Wasn't always like this, but like I said, I think he is getting really tired.
      I like my boss, I like the end product, but it seems that it might be time for a change.