For the sake of productivity, developers need to learn to say “no”

May 13, 2018 Phil Alves


Whoever coined the mantra ‘The customer is always right’ has never tried to undertake development tasks for clients with grandiose ideas, but zero technical background. Nowadays, every company might be a software company, but not everyone knows how to effectively manage software development projects. But give them the option, and they will sure as hell try. In my different roles as a developer, project manager, and now CEO of a dev consultancy, I have learned that trying to bend too much to every need, wish, and whim of your clients, limits your ability to do your actual job — solving…

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