Chapter 4. Balancing Power


"I want to have a baby."

"You can't have a baby. You're a man!"

"Don't you oppress me!"

 --The Judean People's Front, The Life of Brian
  • Our planning process relies on clearly separating the roles of business people and software people. This ensures that business people make all the business decisions and software people make all the technical decisions.

The key to project management is balancing power between the business people and the programmers. Done right, software project management has

  • Business people making business decisions

  • Technical people making technical decisions

Isn't this just like saying that Wensleydale is the Queen of Cheeses? Of course business people make business decisions.

What about this one?

  • "We think ...

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