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Who has the final say in decisions on a software project?   [Edit]

Survey period: 10 Dec 2007 to 16 Dec 2007

We can get pulled in a dozen directions while trying to finish a project. Who has the final say in your coding day?

OptionVotes% 
The Customer70341.70
The Architect17110.14
The Marketing department673.97
The Business Analyst653.86
The CEO1629.61
The Accountant221.30
The alpha-developer in your group774.57
You24014.23
The lucky-8 ball1428.42

View optional text answers (23 answers)


 
GeneralWho dreams these up? Pin
Marc Clifton13-Dec-07 16:19
mvaMarc Clifton13-Dec-07 16:19 
Because it depends. If I'm in the design phase of the project, the architect often gets final say but may defer to the DB guy. While some decisions are based on customer requirements, internal architecture decisions are not. Later on in the project when we're testing usability, of course the beta testers (customer) have the final say. In the middle, when a complex product has hundreds or thousands of "issues" that aren't necessarily bugs but are a composite of feature requests, usability requests, and bugs with workarounds, then the folks that prioritize these things have the final say.

So it depends! There's no one answer fits all!

Marc

GeneralOnly for say yes Pin
Viral Upadhyay13-Dec-07 7:16
Viral Upadhyay13-Dec-07 7:16 
GeneralRe: Only for say yes Pin
air1kdf14-Dec-07 5:30
air1kdf14-Dec-07 5:30 
GeneralMost competent Pin
ootiib12-Dec-07 10:44
ootiib12-Dec-07 10:44 
General(No text answers) Pin
leppie12-Dec-07 3:01
leppie12-Dec-07 3:01 
GeneralRe: (No text answers) Pin
Shog912-Dec-07 14:50
sitebuilderShog912-Dec-07 14:50 
GeneralSomething wrong with the polling Pin
Niiiissssshhhhhuuuuu11-Dec-07 23:52
Niiiissssshhhhhuuuuu11-Dec-07 23:52 
GeneralRe: Something wrong with the polling Pin
milan161212-Dec-07 9:38
milan161212-Dec-07 9:38 
GeneralCListCtrl Pin
Uwe Keim11-Dec-07 18:45
sitebuilderUwe Keim11-Dec-07 18:45 
GeneralCEO = customer = approval of project Pin
sacoskun11-Dec-07 9:31
sacoskun11-Dec-07 9:31 
GeneralRe: CEO = customer = approval of project Pin
Stefan Prodan12-Dec-07 10:05
Stefan Prodan12-Dec-07 10:05 
GeneralListen to the customer Pin
StewBob11-Dec-07 6:29
StewBob11-Dec-07 6:29 
GeneralRe: Listen to the customer Pin
Jeremy Falcon11-Dec-07 8:26
professionalJeremy Falcon11-Dec-07 8:26 
GeneralRe: Listen to the customer Pin
Mycroft Holmes11-Dec-07 18:18
professionalMycroft Holmes11-Dec-07 18:18 
GeneralRe: Listen to the customer Pin
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar11-Dec-07 22:06
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar11-Dec-07 22:06 
GeneralThere was no checkbox next to "Other", but I wrote: Pin
Tom Clement11-Dec-07 6:12
professionalTom Clement11-Dec-07 6:12 
Generalhi ra budbak Pin
jagannath dash10-Dec-07 23:57
jagannath dash10-Dec-07 23:57 
JokeRe: hi ra budbak Pin
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar11-Dec-07 22:07
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar11-Dec-07 22:07 
GeneralThat would be... me! :) Pin
Luis Alonso Ramos10-Dec-07 14:03
Luis Alonso Ramos10-Dec-07 14:03 
Generalproject manager or architect Pin
eggsovereasy10-Dec-07 10:49
eggsovereasy10-Dec-07 10:49 
GeneralRe: project manager or architect Pin
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar10-Dec-07 19:40
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar10-Dec-07 19:40 
Generalcustomer is always right, but the boss writes the check Pin
Jeremy Falcon10-Dec-07 7:38
professionalJeremy Falcon10-Dec-07 7:38 
JokeRe: customer is always right, but the boss writes the check Pin
Xiangyang Liu 刘向阳10-Dec-07 8:20
Xiangyang Liu 刘向阳10-Dec-07 8:20 
GeneralRe: customer is always right, but the boss writes the check Pin
Jeremy Falcon10-Dec-07 8:24
professionalJeremy Falcon10-Dec-07 8:24 
JokeRe: customer is always right, but the boss writes the check Pin
Xiangyang Liu 刘向阳10-Dec-07 8:27
Xiangyang Liu 刘向阳10-Dec-07 8:27 

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