Archive for April 28th, 2016

How to grow great [software] designers:
1. Systematically identify top designers as early as possible.  The best are often not the most experienced.
2. Assign a career mentor to be responsible for the development of the prospect, and keep a careful career file.
3. Devise and maintain a career development plan for each prospect, including carefully selected apprenticeships with top designers, episodes of advanced formal education, and short courses, all interspersed with solo design and technical leadership assignments.
4. Provide opportunities for growing designers to interact and stimulate each other.
    —    Fred Brooks
From his essay:  “No Silver Bullet
On This Day In:
2022 3rd (40)
Might Still Flicker Or Shine
2021 Keep Growing
I Keep Looking
2020 I Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Plans
One Earth
2019 Beautiful Rules
2018 Skepticism
2017 WWGD?
2016 Growing Greatness
2015 When It Is Darkest
2014 Knowledge And Doubt
2013 Three Thoughts
2012 Gentle Reader
2011 Leave The Light On For Me Anyway

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