The Starter, the Architect, the Debugger and the Finisher | jacquesmattheij.com


47 bookmarks. First posted by nocko march 2012.


I know people that are great at starting projects, they are always on to something new and great. But it's not the same 'new and great' thing they were doing last week, they already lost interest because the 'hard' parts are finished and so they've moved on to the next challenge.

Never mind that nothing ever gets finished that way!

Then there is the architect. Definitely not a person to get dirty hands from dealing with the implementation of the lofty goals laid down in design specifications. At least 3 levels removed from any production problems.

The debugger couldn't be paid enough money to start from a blank page in order to get something new started. But throw him or her a hard-to-fix bug that has already stumped half the company and sure enough the fire starts to burn and the lights will be on at the office until the bug is squashed, no matter what it takes.

And finally, the finisher. The person that crosses every t and dots every i in order to get the last 10% (or is that 90?) of a project done.
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may 2012 by graham
"Every software project that is remotely successful needs all four of these. If you can embody all of them in one person in the same project then all I can say is ‘lucky you’. But over the years I’ve found that depending on the project that can be four or more people. I know people that are great at starting projects, they are always on to something new and great. But it’s not the same ‘new and great’ thing they were doing last week, they already lost interest because the ‘hard’ parts are finished and so they’ve moved on to the next challenge."
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april 2012 by Gwendoux
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march 2012 by paulmwatson
The four key positions in every project: The starter, architect, debugger and finisher; and how it's hard to be all of them.
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march 2012 by fsteele
What a software project needs – The Starter, the Architect, the Debugger and the Finisher
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march 2012 by acrookston
The Starter, the Architect, the Debugger and the Finisher - Every software project that is remotely successful needs all four of these
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march 2012 by vscarpenter
It could easily be the title of a Peter Greenaway movie. Every software project that is remotely successful needs all four of these. If you can embody all of them in one person in the same project…
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march 2012 by dlo
RT : The starter, the architect, the debugger and the finisher
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march 2012 by behaghel
Every software project that is remotely successful needs all four of these. If you can embody all of them in one person in the same project then all I can say is 'lucky you'. But over the years I've found that depending on the project that can be four or more people. I know people that are great at starting projects, they are always on to something new and great. But it's not the same 'new and great' thing they were doing last week, they already lost interest because the 'hard' parts are finished and so they've moved on to the next challenge.
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march 2012 by basus
The starter, the architect, the debugger and the finisher
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march 2012 by dnene
Dev roles classified by : Flawed like all classifications, but not too bad. I'm definitely more the debugger.
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march 2012 by ajdecon
This article rings true. I seem to get around to every role but seldom in one project:
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march 2012 by jslatts
The Starter, the Architect, the Debugger and the Finisher ()
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march 2012 by cpdis
RT @newsycombinator: The Starter, the Architect, the Debugger and the Finisher
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march 2012 by rmurphey
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march 2012 by ripienaar
The Starter, the Architect, the Debugger and the Finisher...
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march 2012 by alistairholt