Friday, May 18, 2012

Pessimist Vs Optimist

Pessimist: “The glass is half empty.”

Optimist: “The glass is half full.”

Database Administrator: “The glass is sized correctly for peak loads.”

Virtualization Admin: “This person should be sharing a Dixie Cup with the guys in accounting.”

Business Intelligence Admin: “How can we upsell this customer to bottled water?”

Security Admin: “Whose glass is this? Half of the water has gone missing.”

Storage Admin: “This glass needs thin provisioning.”

ETL Admin: “We need a faster way to fill this glass.”

Active Directory Admin: “We need a secondary glass for redundancy.”

Backup Admin: “Nobody told me to take a snapshot of the full glass.”

Break Fix Admin: “Hang on, I’ll go get you another glass.”

Linux Admin: “I bet I could build a better glass myself.”

Project Manager: “I need a FTE for 15 minutes to accomplish the deliverable of a full glass.”

Azure Developer: “Why buy your own glass? The clouds are full of water.”

jQuery Developer: “When you start drinking, it automatically refills.”

Mac User: “Check out how much thinner and smaller my glass is, and it holds that much water too.”

Twitter: “The faucet is over capacity. Please wait a moment and try again.”

Monday, May 7, 2012

Software Project Management in Real Life

The life of a software project manager is full of compromises - a balance needs to be struck between time-to-market and quality, cost and manageability, reusability and deadlines etc. 
The 4 main variables in a development process considered as
1. Time
2. Cost
3. Features
4. Quality
A typical project plan contains specifications for all above them and the problem is that they often contradict each other. As the project moves through the schedule, the pressure on the participants increases, priorities often change and the project manager is forced to cut corners in the development process to save time and energy for other "useful" tasks.

Here we @ Sigma work focuses mainly on Customer Satisfaction.

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