But you would be surprised, there is a lot of it around (poor management
/ project management that is). Often the technical issues get blamed for
problems, when a lot of problems are down to bad planning and poor
project management.

                -----Original Message-----
                From:   James W Kilgore
[mailto:email@james-w-kilgore.com]
                Sent:   Wednesday, March 24, 1999 8:10 PM
                To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
                Subject:        Re: IBM pushing Java



                Colin Williams wrote:
                > 
                >  And where did this librarian appear from?
                > 
                Colin,

                Depending on the organizational structure of the DP
department, it's not
                uncommon for a librarian position.
                In the smaller shops, it's the manager/security
admistrator/data base
                adminstrator/person of many hats.

                It's the person whom has final say on if a universal
function shall be
                written and globally utilized.

                They are also the watch dog to make sure that the
function -is-
                utilized.

                For example, we are a small shop, and in our shop, when
a project is
                managed properly, the person responsible for the entire
project will
                provide the programmer not only a written set of
objectives but a
                skeleton program(s) with the required functions already
included.  The
                programmer is required to use the functions.

                IMHO, it is not a programmers place to make these
decisions.  That would
                make them a project manager/analyst.
                To grant the programmer blanket authority to make the
decision, on their
                own, to create functions or to not use existing
functions speaks poorly
                of management.

                James W. Kilgore
                email@James-W-Kilgore.com
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