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For what it's worth, I've had this issue both when I was a developer participating in techincal interviews and as a hiring manager - and the problem IS getting worse. Part of it is that more and more of the competent software engineers I know are retiring, early, out of the field, simply tired of working under ludicrous conditions (chaos, no requirements, no process, etc). The other part of it is that most organizations, with the exception of a scant few, don't really spend time nurturing their developers or creating real software engineering groups - most of them care more about code slingers - then wonder why their projects are delayed and don't work. Don't get me wrong half the problem is that most business units have no clue on how to approach a software development project. But the other half of the problem is unacceptable incompetence on the part of the software development manager and team. And all the management consultants aren't going to help if a) you can't define the problem you're trying to solve b) you have truck drivers that can't get out of first gear!
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2010 on The Non-Programming Programmer at Coding Horror
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Apr 16, 2010