150M SLOC in your next car


“Run a job assessment with all top managers at VW, Audi, Porsche, BMW, and Daimler tomorrow and ask them to code a small game or a simple but working virus,” he says. “If they are not able to do so, fire them immediately, because they are not fit for the job.” How many will be left, asks Mertens? The blood left on the floor will be a clue.

If the principle above was to be applied to any organisation, regardless of domain, larger than (say) a few hundred employees, there would be no one to man the top positions : in my experience, most (not all) big businesses are run by empty suits with little if any understanding of the technology they depend on.

About swdevperestroika

High tech industry veteran, avid hacker reluctantly transformed to mgmt consultant.
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