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Re: Heroism, Specifications, and testing with the right mice.

by t'mo (Pilgrim)
on Oct 02, 2001 at 22:04 UTC ( #116217=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The Drama of Being a Developer I - Heroism, Specifications, and testing with the right mice.

...the CIO, our hero's master's master's master's master...

Interesting; that's how low down on the totem pole I am too. Anyone else in this position? :-)

(I wonder if there is some ratio we could discover that would relate the number of bureaucratic layers in a company to that company's effectiveness/profatibility/fun/etc. ...)


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Re: Re: Heroism, Specifications, and testing with the right mice.
by cacharbe (Curate) on Oct 02, 2001 at 22:59 UTC
    And get this...This should bring a wince and a chuckle from you...

    The CIO reports to the head of finance, since IT is an expense.

    I found this interesting. I suggested that I shut off my servers for a day, and let the engineers do all their RFQ's, and Finance all the PO's by hand and fax for day just to find out how much of an EXPENSE we are, but it was suggested that I had a bad attitude.

    Who??!? Me??!?

    C-.

Re: Heroism, Specifications, and testing with the right mice.
by Reverend Phil (Pilgrim) on Oct 01, 2002 at 18:57 UTC
    I like Heinlein's word for all those layers..
    A flapper, he writes, is someone whose job it is "to flap the mouth and ears of his master whenever, in the opinion of the servant, it is desirable for his master to speak or listen."

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