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Who has the final say in decisions on a software project?   [Edit]

Survey period: 10 Dec 2007 to 16 Dec 2007

We can get pulled in a dozen directions while trying to finish a project. Who has the final say in your coding day?

OptionVotes% 
The Customer70341.70
The Architect17110.14
The Marketing department673.97
The Business Analyst653.86
The CEO1629.61
The Accountant221.30
The alpha-developer in your group774.57
You24014.23
The lucky-8 ball1428.42

View optional text answers (23 answers)


 
GeneralWho dreams these up? Pin
Marc Clifton13-Dec-07 16:19
mvaMarc Clifton13-Dec-07 16:19 
GeneralOnly for say yes Pin
Viral Upadhyay13-Dec-07 7:16
Viral Upadhyay13-Dec-07 7:16 
GeneralRe: Only for say yes Pin
air1kdf14-Dec-07 5:30
air1kdf14-Dec-07 5:30 
You need to stand up for yourself. I will on occasion (1x/yr) stay late for a project. But if it is a common practice for you then the project manager needs to be replaced, or you should get a new job. I refuse to work for a company that has no idea how to manage programmers. I have a life beyond 8 hrs/day of work. It is people that always say yes that drives the payscale down. Just say no. Without the programmer, there is no software or CEO.

Also of note is that without micro management I can do 16 hrs of work in 6 without them, or 1 hr worth in 16, their choice.

My projects are usually 2 months long or so on average. And I can out program most people (high achiever, 30 years of programming experience). My boss never questions my timeline, or quality of code. I will review progress 5 minutes/week because I want to. Zero pressure. My work is always complete, and on time. And I always make my boss look great by delivering.
GeneralMost competent Pin
ootiib12-Dec-07 10:44
ootiib12-Dec-07 10:44 
General(No text answers) Pin
leppie12-Dec-07 3:01
leppie12-Dec-07 3:01 
GeneralRe: (No text answers) Pin
Shog912-Dec-07 14:50
sitebuilderShog912-Dec-07 14:50 
GeneralSomething wrong with the polling Pin
Niiiissssshhhhhuuuuu11-Dec-07 23:52
Niiiissssshhhhhuuuuu11-Dec-07 23:52 
GeneralRe: Something wrong with the polling Pin
milan161212-Dec-07 9:38
milan161212-Dec-07 9:38 
GeneralCListCtrl Pin
Uwe Keim11-Dec-07 18:45
sitebuilderUwe Keim11-Dec-07 18:45 
GeneralCEO = customer = approval of project Pin
sacoskun11-Dec-07 9:31
sacoskun11-Dec-07 9:31 
GeneralRe: CEO = customer = approval of project Pin
Stefan Prodan12-Dec-07 10:05
Stefan Prodan12-Dec-07 10:05 
GeneralListen to the customer Pin
StewBob11-Dec-07 6:29
StewBob11-Dec-07 6:29 
GeneralRe: Listen to the customer Pin
Jeremy Falcon11-Dec-07 8:26
professionalJeremy Falcon11-Dec-07 8:26 
GeneralRe: Listen to the customer Pin
Mycroft Holmes11-Dec-07 18:18
professionalMycroft Holmes11-Dec-07 18:18 
GeneralRe: Listen to the customer Pin
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar11-Dec-07 22:06
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar11-Dec-07 22:06 
GeneralThere was no checkbox next to "Other", but I wrote: Pin
Tom Clement11-Dec-07 6:12
professionalTom Clement11-Dec-07 6:12 
Generalhi ra budbak Pin
jagannath dash10-Dec-07 23:57
jagannath dash10-Dec-07 23:57 
JokeRe: hi ra budbak Pin
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar11-Dec-07 22:07
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar11-Dec-07 22:07 
GeneralThat would be... me! :) Pin
Luis Alonso Ramos10-Dec-07 14:03
Luis Alonso Ramos10-Dec-07 14:03 
Generalproject manager or architect Pin
eggsovereasy10-Dec-07 10:49
eggsovereasy10-Dec-07 10:49 
GeneralRe: project manager or architect Pin
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar10-Dec-07 19:40
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar10-Dec-07 19:40 
Generalcustomer is always right, but the boss writes the check Pin
Jeremy Falcon10-Dec-07 7:38
professionalJeremy Falcon10-Dec-07 7:38 
JokeRe: customer is always right, but the boss writes the check Pin
Xiangyang Liu 刘向阳10-Dec-07 8:20
Xiangyang Liu 刘向阳10-Dec-07 8:20 
GeneralRe: customer is always right, but the boss writes the check Pin
Jeremy Falcon10-Dec-07 8:24
professionalJeremy Falcon10-Dec-07 8:24 
JokeRe: customer is always right, but the boss writes the check Pin
Xiangyang Liu 刘向阳10-Dec-07 8:27
Xiangyang Liu 刘向阳10-Dec-07 8:27 

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