|Subject||Re: [ib-support] Off Topic, work situation|
Thanks to everybody, I gathered a lot of tips
----- Original Message -----
From: Dean Anderson <dean@...>
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2001 12:04 AM
Subject: RE: [ib-support] Off Topic, work situation
> This gave me a chuckle.
> Seriously, I suspect the problem is more one of application design rather
> than database design. I'd bet that your boss isn't writing any code.
> Your boss (be it supervisor or contract manager, or chief end user
> wants to have the application work the way they want it to work. Your
> as an engineer (besides making something that works as asked) is to herd
> users into defining requirements and work flows and specifications etc so
> that you can go ahead and do implementation without continued interference
> and changes. Also, a well thought out flow reduces changes after and
> I'd suggest that you take another tack, and when you interact with your
> boss, put it in terms of the application design, flow charts, etc and let
> him do the flow charting... After the flowcharts and documentation are
> done, you can implement without interference.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Duleep [mailto:geocalicut@...]
> > Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2001 6:47 AM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Re: [ib-support] Off Topic, work situation
> > At 11:27 AM 12/07/01 +0200, you wrote:
> > >Nico Callewaert schrieb:
> > > >
> > > > Hi list,
> > > >
> > > > Sorry for the off topic subject, but it is really eating
> > > me. I would like to have some advice how to deal with my (so called)
> > > chief. He's interfering in the whole development process of the IB
> > > database, even he doesn't know anything of RDBMS. He doesn't
> > even know
> > > what is a index, a primary key or a foreign key (he is a
> > bookkeeper), and
> > > then he still has the guts to get angry in front of many people with
> > > when he try's to push his "idea of database design" to me.
> > > it nicely, or asking not to interfere anymore doesn't work.
> > Has anyone
> > > experienced such a arrogant (so called) chiefs and what was the
> > solution
> > > for it ????
> > Put him on to a case tool
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