[LINK] new IT council

grove at zeta.org.au grove at zeta.org.au
Tue May 12 11:03:33 AEST 2009

On Mon, 11 May 2009, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:

> What is it with the IT industry that we have so many people in senior
> positions in industry bodies, vendors and user IT departments with no
> formal qualifications in Electronics or Computer Science?

Same reason all B type "project managers" seem to have "COBOL" as 
their only programming language set ;)

> I don't suppose there is relationship between this observation and the
> extraordinary number of large scale IT project failures?

I think it is.  I know of a project where the "project manager" is 
buying in consultants to oversee the other consultants because the 
job is beyond her.

(no quals, but plenty of commonsense - I'm one of those UNIX radicals, BTW)

Rachel Polanskis                 Kingswood, Greater Western Sydney, Australia
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