Wednesday, March 16, 2011

For I have Linked

Has networking really come to this, that we need to pray for deliverance?
Our Father, who art in pixels,
linked be Thy name,
Thy Web site come, Thy Net be done,
on Explorer as it is on Firefox.
Give us this day our daily app,
and forgive us our spam,
as we forgive those
who spam against us,
and lead us not into aggregation,
but deliver us from e-vil. Amen.

I did not author this; another poet did. 

I'm not sure there's a message here for project managers, other than to recognize--not that managers don't already--that for many on the team electronic networks, and the access and functionality they convey, are a religion. 

So perhaps my advice is: Beware the culture mismatches between those that are so committed, and those that are not.  The former relish minutiae, precision if not accuracy, and scheduling and timing in small increments; whereas the latter may be strategic, abstract, and approximate.

In the words of yet another poet: "It takes a village..."

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