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GeneralRe: "Lone Wolf" Developer and Your Story? Pin
shiprat15-Jan-13 21:58
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Matt U.16-Jan-13 4:42
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tpp@nud.net16-Jan-13 5:51
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I can see your point. I to have been the lone wolf GIS developer for a water/ wastewater utility district. I built a duty person application that gave the duty person access to our record drawings and side sewer permit drawings. It even had real time GPS tracking. Unfortunately it was launched at the same time a new Operations Director was hired and he killed the project. It sat for about 5 years, but it finally became his idea.

I prototype a lot of applications. I demo them and wait for a response. I wait and search for the problems I see the end users struggling with and then I try to get them to help me build what they want. If I can't get the end users involved I won't throw it away but I won't invest any more time in the project. It is tough because I can see possibilities but know I don't have enough understanding about what the end users do that I can build a useful application without them.

"If you build it they will come" just doesn't work for me, they have to come to me and tell me what they want built.
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RantDie! Die! Die! Pin
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