We all know that Java Programming and Management are two specifically different topics with different purposes. Over the past few months I've noticed a number of postings on various groups about transitions from Java Programming to Management, Management Techniques, and various management methodologies. As we begin moving from the Object-Oriented Analysis and Design metaphor to more agile methodologies such as XP, SCRUM, and Feature Driven Development, I propose that a forum to discuss management is overdue and timely.
It is with this observation that I humbly request a new permanent topic under the "Careers" category named "Management and Methodologies" designed to provide:
JavaRanch has provided me with so much help over the last 6 years, I really hated having to leave it in 2003 to pursue management. As a "new" member in 2006, I was awed at the rich amount of material available for new programmers. My professional programming career has been strongly supported by JavaRanch, twice now. My only objection was the lack of assistance in transitioning to management. With the Agile methodologies, more and more Java programmers will be thrust into the role of management and I think its a good idea to support them as they grow in thier fields.
Mike Van, PMP (2003-2009)
[ September 03, 2006: Message edited by: Mike Van ]
Originally posted by Michael Van:
I personally feel that this is a good idea. Of course, that's because I wrote it.
Is there any way to link all of my previous posts under membership number 121764 to this member number (61816)? Let me know please.
What happened to your previous id? If it is just a missing password, someone can e-mail it to you.
As for your forum proposal, I've no opinion as I don't really frequent the existing process and jobs forums. Those who do are in a better position to evaluate whether this idea makes sense.