I am not sure why but for some reason this topic has come up for me like 8 times this week. Â Rather than continue to talk about it I figured I would just post one of my “Whiffs of Wisdom” some people call them “Manosisms”. Â Apparently I am the worst person in the world at coming up with anecdotes but people get my drift so in my book that means success.
Whiffs of Wisdom #18
On Project Managers and Security People
Every Technology organization needs Project Managers and Security-focused Engineers. Â There ACTUALLY IS a magic number of these individuals to have in your organization. Â I don’t know what that number is, but I know when I have one too many of either. Â These folks bring order to chaos (Engineers are notoriously terrible at project management) but the moment is starts becoming more about the process versus the END RESULTS I know we have gotten off track. Â There is nothing more effective than a great project manager and nothing more destructive than an overbearing rule-nazi project manager. Â Â You need to watch it closely because left to their own well-meaning devices these groups tend to create Bureaus of Business Prevention.