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When experience mattersWho would you trust?
Someone fresh out of college?
Or the software architect who has been developing software for over 20 years?
Someone who has tuned and optimised all parts of the ISO OSI stack?
Has rewritten entire systems around badly-constructed databases?
Caused manufacturers to reconstruct their databases better?
Rigorously cut pieces out of websites and client-server software to improve speed?
Found hardware problems by analysing webserver log files?
Is up for a good challlenge, but also understands his limits?
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When your users matter to you
Of course your users matter to you.
But do you know what makes them tick?
Do you have the time to figure out:
- What the problem is they wish to solve?
- How your software can help them in the easiest way possible?
- What devices they are using?
- How they accessing are your services?
- How they talking are to you?
- How you should listen?
Wouldn’t you rather focus on business?
Then let a seasoned usability advocate and functional analyst figure out your users.
When your profit matters
You could hire 3 programmers.
You could micromanage their efforts.
Or you could hire 1 full-stack developer.
Someone who can optimise your web sites, web apps, games, databases.
Someone who can integrate software solutions from front to back.
Who knows how to solve speed bottlenecks.
And how to remove user experience nightmares.
Which would you choose?
When your planning matters
Any project manager can determine and adjust scope, estimate budgets, prioritise, follow your entire project through to completion, and then set up aftercare.
But how many are multidisciplinary project managers?
How many have hands-on experience developing software solutions front to back?
And thus actually understand the work they are breaking down and estimating?
Have felt the stress of changing budgets and deadlines?
Are used to managing off-shore development teams?
Have the patience to figure out cultural differences between team members?
Don’t go for just any PM.
When looks matter
Are your graphic designers and illustrators constantly pushing the envelope?
But at the same time, they’re also making life difficult for your programmers?
Causing them to either cut corners?
Or push busgets and deadlines?
How about a designer who knows the developers’ job intimitaly?
Because he’s been that developer for 20+ years?
And has been keeping up with new tech developments?
Someone who knows the human interface guidelines of many systems?
Who understands that familiarity and ease of use are key?
Wouldn’t you feel more comfortable with someone like that?
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