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Re: [xml-dev] Re: XML As Fall Guy

On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 4:06 PM, Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka@gmail.com> wrote:

Having people on the project that possess the necessary skills is also cast as a threat (won't be able to maintain it or replace their skills).

Running the project with people that lack the necessary skills - somebody once looked me straight in the eye and said "Can't you see we're mitigating risk by doing it this way".

I'm sure he *was* mitigating his own risk.  For people like that, the risk is not that the project tanks, but that their career does.  If they can't be blamed for the fiasco, all is good.

This kind of person is what's called a Sociopath in the McLeod organizational model, which divides employees into Sociopaths, Clueless, and Losers.  It's the Clueless who want projects (or companies) to succeed, which is why they make good middle managers who can be tossed like used latex gloves.
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