Roles in the IT World

The following comic is a matrix, each entry is how one kind of employee views another.

Description :

  • Product managers view themselves as orchestra conductors.
  • Site reliability Engineers view the product managers as a person asking for a space shuttle launch.
  • Software engineers view the product manager as a person sitting in front of a computer, checking and responding to email.
  • Managers view the product manager as a person giving a presentation with lots of graphs.
  • User interface designers view the product manager as a person with a net, chasing bugs.
  • Product managers view the site reliability engineer as a person in the road holding a stop sign. Behind him is the finish line, with ‘launch’ written across it.
  • Site reliability engineers view themselves as the captain of a ship.
  • Software engineers view the site reliability engineer as a person surrounded by empty beer bottles.
  • Managers view the site reliability engineer as a person with a bucket, running under a pipe with multiple leaks, trying to catch all of the drops of water.
  • User interface designers view the site reliability engineer as a person with a hammer and tool belt, walking between large racks of computers.
  • Product managers view the software engineer as a wizard with a pointed cap and wand.
  • Site reliability engineers view the software engineer as an infant in a diaper, smashing blocks with a hammer and making infantile noises.
  • Software engineers view themselves as a rock star with a haircut from the 80s and a pink guitar.
  • Managers view the software engineer as a battery.
  • User interface designers view the software engineer as a person building a house, with a sign out front saying ‘The Saint Mock’ showing how the house should look like once built.
  • Product managers view the manager as a person directing children in a line. The children have green hair and purple clothing, like Lemmings or Oompa Loopas from ‘Charlie and the chocolate factory’.
  • Site reliability engineers view the manager as a clown in a checkered suit.
  • Software engineers view the manager as a god with a floating hand coming from the sky, and emitting a godly light.
  • Managers themselves as a rock stars, with a long white beard and white hair, standing on clouds.
  • User interface designers view the manager as Darth Vader.
  • Product managers view the user interface designer as a person standing still, as cobwebs collect on him.
  • Site reliability engineers view the user interface designer as an infant, making hand prints on a canvas with finger paints.
  • Software engineers view the user interface designer as a person with a moustache painting a scene, with melting clocks like Salvador Dali’s work.
  • Managers view the user interface designer as a person describing a box labeled ‘product’, surrounded by floating colored flowers and with eyes trying to hypnotize you.
  • User interface designers view themselves as a man with pointy hair and sunglasses in a red convertible car.

Reference: Roles in the IT World from our JCG partner Spyros Doulgeridis at the Spyros’ Log.
Comic source: Roles in the IT World

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