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revised My Dad is impatient with the pace of my learning to program. What do I do?
Rephrased the question to be more grammatically correct and hopefully draw in more respondents.
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answered My Dad is impatient with the pace of my learning to program. What do I do?
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revised What recommendations can you give in managing a team of remote software engineers?
Revised the title to be more accurate, and did a basic rewrite of the question body to account for poor translations into English. I feel this keeps the question accurate and makes it more useful.
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answered How quickly, and how severely, should one sound the alarm when things look suspicious?
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revised How should I charge for programming things which take two minutes to fix?
Updated use of "Stack Exchange" to use its name properly.
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comment How much technical detail is too much when talking to non-technical managers?
As for how to increase your understanding of the business, then what I suggest is simple: ask. I personally believe it is well within your right to ask for someone to explain the business rationale behind any change. There are some managers however who will not share this belief, but explain to them that your understanding of this will help you provide a better solution. Otherwise you are just throwing darts at a dart board in the dark. The other thing you can do is ask to sit in on some of the meetings where these decisions are made. Tell them you just want to listen, and then do just that.
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comment How much technical detail is too much when talking to non-technical managers?
Regardless of the particulars of your individual business or company, there are three things that every project is always making a tradeoff between: scope, time and quality. As the adage goes, you can optimize for only two of things at a time, but never all three. These are all terms any non-technical person you are likely to deal with should have a firm grasp of, and it is in these terms that you should present your options.
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answered How much technical detail is too much when talking to non-technical managers?
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revised How much technical detail is too much when talking to non-technical managers?
The title of the question was a little misleading I think. It is not about "drawing a line" its about selling a technical solution to a non-technical person.
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comment How should I charge for programming things which take two minutes to fix?
"Chalk" or "chock?" I am not sure.
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answered How should I charge for programming things which take two minutes to fix?
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