Thursday, April 13, 2006

Spolsky on How to Organize Software Companies

Joel Spolsky has written an interesting article about how to organize and run software companies. Here is a quote:
The command-hierarchy system of management has been tried, and it seemed to work for a while in the 1920s, competing against peddlers pushing carts, but it's not good enough for the 21st century. For software companies, you need to use a different model.
And here is another:
...if only 20% of your staff is programmers, and you can save 50% on salary by outsourcing programmers to India, well, how much of a competitive advantage are you really going to get out of that 10% savings?
I think you will find the article an interesting read.

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