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:
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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