August 29, 2008
I Need To Know EVERYTHINGI don't like to be told that information about a project should be disclosed to developers on a "need to know" basis.
You know the sort of thing: "Oh, the developers don't need to know about the business goals of the project. That's only relevant to the business analyst."
Or: "Oh, we don't need to explain the end-to-end workflow to the team, just as they know their inputs and outputs."
Bulls**t! I've always found that kind of knowledge invaluable in helping me to steer my efforts towards the better solution. It's especially helpful in prioritising where my effort goes on a day-to-day basis.
Developers are the best judge of what they do or do not need to know.
So I always make it clear that I need to know everything. I need that bigger picture to function as a problem solver.
Posted 10 years, 8 months ago on August 29, 2008