Wednesday, August 13, 2008

a dedication to the project/product managers out there

This rant reminded me of my first journey in building/programming something useful and the sour taste you feel in your mouth when the customers/clients don't see the beauty of your creation (maybe because they're too lazy to read the documentation, or they're not that computer literate, or they don't want to learn new things, etc)

But lets forget the sour part (it can be sweet&sour later on anyway :-) and focus on the process:

  • ONLY BUILD STUFF (as) FOR YOURSELF
  • you're done writing not when there's nothing left to add, but when there's nothing left to take away
  • (and my personal addition) listen to your (possible) customers, but don't transform yourself in a tool* to implement their (most of the time - petard) requests; dissect, digest, think, implement;

* unless they pay you in gold, that is :-)

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