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Greg Utas24-Feb-20 13:50
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MSBassSinger25-Feb-20 3:36
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Thanks for the response. Lots of good points.

I started my programming life long ago by programming computerized commercial environmental systems. That is where I "cut my teeth" on the "Soup to Nuts" concept. I had to quickly learn and be successful with the manufacturing, construction, sales, marketing, training, and personnel management (from electricians and pipefitters to programmers). I drew on the principles I learned then to apply to other projects over the years in more traditional software projects.

You make a good point when there are lots of small projects or a large project. In those cases, I found having a BA to handle the "scribe" duties, and delegating some or most of the project management duties to other senior-level and mid-level software engineers (as their gifts and talents apply) allows the overall approach to work. They key to success, in my experience, is that BAs and PMs do not have authority to manage the project. Their skills are there to assist and report to the team leader.

At some point, when the software development team is large enough to create multiple teams, the software engineer that manages all the teams can focus on looking at new features and technologies, and prototyping so he or she can choose what best fits the goals of the organization, and help teach and mentor the various team leads and team members.

The principles do scale, as long as the person leading has the skills to adapt them to what is needed, rather than follow a recipe.
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