I'm writing another article in my "Getting Clueful" series at CIO.com,
in which I ask practitioners to share their recommendations to the
boss. Earlier articles have included Getting Clueful: Seven Things the
CIO Should Know About Telecommuting ( http://www.yqcomputer.com/
108501), Getting Clueful: 7 Things CIOs Should Know About Agile
Development ( http://www.yqcomputer.com/
), Five Things You
Should Know About Fighting Spam ( http://www.yqcomputer.com/
and more. Darnit, I write a lot.
This time, I'm tackling the relationship between IT Management and
developers (in which I include documentation, testing, and anything
else related to getting the application's bits in the proper
The question is simple --
If you could get your CIO (or IT manager or big cheese at the client)
to understand one thing, just ONE THING, about managing and motivating
developers, what would it be?
Why did you pick THAT?
I intentionally leave this wide open so that you can remark on
anything that gets you passionate.
I realize you probably have more than one thing on your list. But by
insisting that you give me just ONE answer, I can prioritize the key
elements. Then I can compile the responses (as I did in those previous
articles) and maybe, just maybe, bring an additional ohm of
enlightenment to a few more corporate big cheeses. Perhaps it will be
To include your response in the article, I need your name, title, and
company (and perhaps a short description of the company if it isn't
obvious, such as "a software consulting firm" or "manufacturer of
plastic boxes"). Also, I'm collecting input until the middle of next
week; after that, I'll need to hunker down and compile/write.
While there's probably value in a public discussion (and I'll be sure
to check back), it's also okay to contact me privately if you prefer
at XXXX@XXXXX.COM .
senior online editor, CIO.com