2014 Review: Day 10

“I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold” by Charles Demuth

Last day of 2014, last day of our look back at the Art & Logic Developer Blog’s year…

 

My turn again, in which I think about software development, and how important it is that clients understand its actual nature, and how it differs from other kinds of work…

 

5 Things I Wish My Clients Knew

Earlier this summer, I spent a few days onsite with a client working through hammering out requirements for an upcoming large project. One day during a lunch break, my client asked me a question that I’m surprised no one has ever asked me before:

“We want to be the best client you’ve ever had. What do you wish we knew so that can happen?”

I think that I came up with a fairly reasonable reply at the time, but I’ve been ruminating on the question all summer long. Here are the first five things on my list of what I wish all my clients understood about developing software:

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Brett g Porter

Brett g Porter

Lead Engineer, Audio+Music at Art+Logic
Audio+Music development engineer. Always looking for excuses to write code. Tweets at @bgporter.
Brett g Porter

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Music (composer/trombonist/software) + Ice Cream (making/eating). Lead Software Engineer @Artiphon. Creator of @tmbotg. Exec board @ https://t.co/NUgK6mOsay. he/him.
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