Friday, July 06, 2007
Why the notion of Business Architecture is doomed to fail...
First, lets start with acknowledging the fact that most
In the context of hiring, domain knowledge is deemed to be an irrelevant factor, by virtue of the likelihood that no candidate will have the necessary domain knowledge on his first day on the job. Thus, other factors such as programming skill are considered instead. Of course, that doesn't necessarily explain why established employees with domain knowledge get downsized at the same rate as their peers (or more rapidly, if other factors - such as higher salaries or about to retire and cash out a large pension - make them more attractive targets for layoff).
I wonder which is costlier - teaching a domain expert the required tech skills, or teaching a techie the required domain skills? Before you answer, ask yourself about the cost vs. benefits of outsourcing to places such as India and why IT executives believe they will be successful...
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