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Project Decisions by Michael Trumper, Lev Virine

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CHAPTER 7

Are You Allowed to Make a Decision? Or the “Frustrated Developer’s Syndrome”

Our ability to make and implement project decisions depends on our professional environment, in particular the corporate culture in which we work. In many organizations, project teams are unable to contribute to major decisions and are not properly rewarded for making good choices. This significantly undermines the productivity and quality of an organization’s projects. We call this effect the frustrated developer’s syndrome, or FDS, a dangerous disease affecting corporate culture. It is hard to treat FDS, mostly because senior management tends to recognize the ...

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