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Re: Interview Counterattack: "Show me a project-plan"

by hardburn (Abbot)
on Apr 16, 2008 at 04:21 UTC ( #680728=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Interview Counterattack: "Show me a project-plan"

Cities and major-contractors require so much planning and organization that it is often the case that companies have several staff members dedicated to that effort.

Smaller contractors, on the other hand, are extremely slipshod. Many of them get by just fine anyway.

I think that's an important point. I don't expect a startup to have a great deal of organization, but enthusiasm and general competence can make up for a lack of formal processes. Microsoft Project is for companies that have people who don't really want to be there.


"There is no shame in being self-taught, only in not trying to learn in the first place." -- Atrus, Myst: The Book of D'ni.


Comment on Re: Interview Counterattack: "Show me a project-plan"
Re^2: Interview Counterattack: "Show me a project-plan"
by sundialsvc4 (Monsignor) on Apr 18, 2008 at 21:01 UTC

    I respectfully but entirely disgree.

    The folks that you demurely say “get by just fine anyway” eventually give-up and go to work for a company that's big-enough to support more than one person...

    Ahem.

    “There is no shame in being self-taught,” as long as you actually learn.

    If you find yourself five-years-on “employed” by a “company” that is still able to support no more than its founder, and at a level no more than “getting by,” then you have merely been u-n-e-m-p-l-o-y-e-d for a remarkably-long period of time! You Are Doing Something Fundamentally Wrong. Deal with it. Change. Grow.

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