Frankenstein at Work

Posted March 4, 2003 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence Cutter Business Technology Journal

There have been times in my career as an IT manager when I felt my primary role was to motivate people. I wanted to bring out the best in them because people are the fundamental resource in IT. Their imagination and energy make everything work. Sometimes my attempts at motivating people seemed to work well, and sometimes it was a disaster.

About The Author
Dwayne Phillips
Dwayne Phillips has been a computer and systems engineer with the US government since 1980. He coauthored It Sounded Good When We Started, Working with People on Projects with Roy O'Bryan and wrote The Software Project Manager's Handbook, Principles That Work at Work , now in its second edition. Dwayne Phillips can be reached at d.phillips at His Web site is
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