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Politics Oriented Software Engineering

in General Rants , Tuesday, January 10, 2006

This is absolutely brilliant. It is also sadly accurate. I was going to get around to writing an entry about the fact that almost all "how to" books about software engineering processes start off with the (false) assumption that everybody in a project is working towards a common goal. Now I don't have to. I'm willing to believe that this mediocre behaviour extends outside of the software industry, but I've worked outside of the software industry, and I've never seen anything anywhere near so bad (although possibly at the time I thought it was). I have had some extremely good managers in my time - some even within the software industry - and some extremely bad. The bad ones were exclusively in IT.