Prioritizing design in successful, legacy applications
25 Aug 2007 - 9:45pm
5 years ago
A good friend of mine and product manager at our company asked
if he could post an entry on my new blog. I said "sure", and then he
smiled and said "can I write about anything?" And I said "as long as
it relates to design and isn't R-rated".
So his post came to my email tonight and I posted it. In a nutshell --
"sure, design is nice, but how does it affect the bottom line if at all?
I'm not sure we really need software design..."
Now, I can tell you that he's asking somewhat as devil's advocate
because I know that he wouldn't throw me/us to the dogs, and I know he
values design but may be having difficulty justifying his intuition. But he's also
echoing the sentiments of some of our sales, marketing, and engineering
Dan S., Dave M., Andrei, Randolph B. (if you're listening), anyone... would
you consider commenting on my blog?