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Re: OpenProj: good software, but needs documentation

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on February 27, 2008 05:10 PM
'Joe, project management has nothing to do with implementation/architecture/design. The best implementer/architect/designer in the world may still be a bad project manager.'

Programmers may not make the best managers, I agree. However, that doesn't mean a manager may not make/is not a good programmer.

'A project manager's job is to control scope and ensure that the things that people promise are done when and how they were supposed to have been and ensure that the right deliverables are released at the right time.'

Which requires knowledge of said phases to understand what is possible, what is not and the risks that come with those actions. Otherwise, you might as well have a tape that repeatedly broadcasts a voice that goes "Work Harder! Finish within the deadlines!" I hope you're not a project manager. And if you are, I hope you're not as clueless on those phases as you make me want to believe project managers are.

'Linus is a good example of what I mean.'

Linus is a terrible example of what you mean. He started as a programmer, and he clearly understood the complications of implementation/architecture/design before he got to be an effective manager.


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