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Re: ARGH no more packaging discussions please

On Tue, 24 Oct 2000, George Kraft/Austin/IBM wrote:

> Agreed.  I will take the action item of getting status from the
> installation/packaging team, have them review this week's discussions,
> then get their deliverable slated in my milestones table.

I want to take this opportunity to thank folks like George here, folks
that often don't get acknowledged.

I HATE project management.  I hate making schedules, design statements,
project plans, and other formal organization.  I get away with it in my
job because I only work on four large platforms and I can perform my job
with my various customers on a one-on-one basis, with informal
organization.  However, my style of organization is completely worthless
on large efforts.

We need folks that will do the hard job of documenting and organizing.  
Most geeks make terrible project managers.  That's why often project
managers are business majors and the like.  So I think we are all doubly
lucky to have folks like George who are excellent project managers as well
as excellent geeks.  Without folks like him, we'd be lost in a morass of
half-done projects.

Thank you George for doing the thankless jobs.

| Jeffrey Watts                     |
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