[linux-elitists] management not understanding programmers styles

Adam Sampson azz@us-lot.org
Wed Feb 25 16:19:55 PST 2004

Ben Woodard <ben@zork.net> writes:

> Does anyone happen to remember something that documents something like
> this?

Perhaps you're thinking of the roles in "The Mythical Man Month" by
Fred Brooks? I don't have a copy of the book to hand, but
cites them as:

# Surgeon: chief programmer
# Co-pilot: able to do what surgeon does but is less experienced
# Administrator: handles money, people, space, machines, etc...)
# Editor: surgeon must do doc, but editor must clean it up
# Two secretaris
# Program clerk: maintaining technical records
# Toolsmith: serves surgeon's need for tools, utilities
# Tester: Devise system component tests, does debugging

Adam Sampson <azz@us-lot.org>                        <http://offog.org/>

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