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How does an Architect pack?

Today we are packing for the big move. Quick Solutions is moving to some new swanky office space, with an awesome new delivery center. The new center has wall to wall whiteboards, network projectors for group programming (pair programming is so 20th century), a game room, new open seating (shared workspace is the key to productivity), and lots of other new goodies. It is an amazing investment by the company, and shows their commitment to building the best team on the block.

As we are packing, we started joking around (not that joking around is rare, and would have occurred regardless of the packing state). How does and architect pack? An architect doesn't pack anymore. He did that ten years ago. He goes to plenty of packing conferences, and has read a lot of books on packing. An architect will map out how the whole enterprise should pack, and even dictate what (clearly out of date) packing supplies and processes should be used. These processes will be the perfect match for some scenarios, but not all, but will ruthlessly be applied to all anyway. The architect will require team reviews of the packed boxes, and find ways you could have done it better (without regard to time or resources). He will spend months developing gigantic packing diagrams, and box flow-steams using the latest UML tools. All of which will be out of date before they are ever published.

All in jest of course.

Link back here with your response:

  • Alexei, how does a TFS geek pack?
  • Jim Holmes, how does a tools nerd pack?
  • Bruce, how does a data architect pack?
  • Monish/Arnulfo, how does a BizTalk guy pack?
  • Wingfield, how does an ajax guy pack?
  • Jeff, how does a siliverlight guy pack?
  • Phil, how does a MOSS guy pack?
  • Randall Drum, how does a PM pack?
  • Steve Harman, how does a framework guy pack?
  • How does an open source guy pack?
  • Josh, how does a Web 2.0 guy pack?
  • Bender, how does a WCF'er pack?

agovorine@gmail.com said...
2/21/2008 01:46:00 PM  

here you go quitter

Jeff Blankenburg said...
2/21/2008 01:57:00 PM  

if I get to it, i'll expand on this on my blog...http://www.jeffblankenburg.com

a silverlight guy will just have someone else pack their box, but they'll wrap it in the most beautiful paper you've ever seen once it's ready.

Tim said...
2/21/2008 08:01:00 PM  

Here you go...as requested, an AJAX guy packing (for a move he can't make for 4 months): http://blog.timwingfield.com/2008/02/how-ajax-guy-would-pack.html

Open the box, go do something else, come back and the box would be full and sealed.

Anonymous said...
2/21/2008 09:15:00 PM  

I guess my Silverlight guy is a little more cynical than Jeff's.


Steven Harman said...
2/22/2008 10:48:00 AM  

How does an Open Source Guy pack... I'll tell you how an Open Source Guy Packs.

Arnulfo Wing said...
2/23/2008 12:04:00 AM  

How does a BizTalk guy pack you said? here is how

Anonymous said...
3/03/2008 05:01:00 PM  

How does a PM pack?


Philip said...
3/14/2008 04:45:00 PM  

Putting "Better late than never" to the full test, here is my post. :)


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