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University vs Real Life Industry Work

From: alexander s.
Sent on: Thursday, June 28, 2012 12:57 PM

Is there anyone else who thinks that Industry work is just about following
processes "agile daily standup, the whole day managers don't communicate
with the developers cause they are too busy doing meetings and then
in the morning they ask what you worked on, (whats the point?),
why even bother telling them  what you did since they don't have a
technical enough understanding of the issues a programmer faces,
to me the daily standup seems just a way of scrum masters (who mostly
have not coded in 10 years/ some have never coded in their lifes
and then they say that seems long why does it take so long to complete the task
how can they say that if they have not written one line of code in their lifes)
to control developers.

Furthermore developers need to  put up a facade to managers
that they worked on a boring task such as replacing tag libraries
and they make it sound like a lot of work in the daily standup just to look
good in front of managers in their annual performance reviews.

I've been industry for 3 years now and the longer I stay the more I feel like
I want to start my own company although it is risk cause of money etc.

Is this why so many developers start their own companies?

University seemed so much more interesting than real life as
one could focus on topics that were interesting such as machine learning,
artificial intelligence, data mining, distributed systems and it fosters
a much more creative environment where research is possible because
there are no managers who try to control everything you do therefore
not allowing you to be a creative thinker which in my view is what makes
software development interesting in the first place.

Thanks any views appreciated.

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