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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Arg! (Score:3, Interesting)

    I've got a paper copy of a lot of that. Part of my study a few years ago in a project management unit. The unit that got my vote as wankiest unit. Not just atrocious academic writing, but management writing too.

    It's scary stuff.
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    • Re:Arg! (Score:5, Insightful)

      I had an interesting talk at YAPC with someone who's doing a PhD in software management. He pointed out that software management is trying to do what people management does: obtain consistent quality through well-specified standardized processes. They're trying to get away from relying on brilliant programmers, in other words.

      I pointed out, and he agreed, that it's yet to be shown to actually work. It's one thing to take anybody and have them operate the deep fryer to produce a McNugget indistinguishab

      • He pointed out that software management is trying to do what people management does: obtain consistent quality through well-specified standardized processes.

        Remember that programming is a craft, so forget what the b-school types tell you about management. Look at how carpenters self-manage.

        In the olden days, when there was a progression from apprentice to journeyman to carpenter to master carpenter, there was no set pace to advancement. There was no expectation that you deserved a higher status sim

        • Re:Arg! (Score:2, Informative)

          by chaoticset (2105) on 2003.06.30 10:30 (#21567) Homepage Journal
          In the olden days, when there was a progression from apprentice to journeyman to carpenter to master carpenter...
          Hmm...that sort of thing seems to mirror Advogato's trust metric.
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