Tuesday, April 18, 2006

People Who Need People

At EclipseCon 2004, Kevin Haaland delivered the most memorable line I have heard at a conference anytime anywhere:

"Code is more important than process. People are more important than code."

1 comment:

Doug Schaefer said...

Very true, in an ideal world where you have an army of code ninjas, and OTI is the closest I've seen to that.

Unfortunately when you can't get ninjas, and there is a huge shortage of ninjas in this industry, managers feel a need to rely on something to make sure their people are doing the right thing. That's why, in a lot of organizations, process becomes the most important.

From my seat, though, I think development tools should be on top, since even ninjas rely on swords once in a while.