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Sat 14 May 2005
Thunderbolts from Mount Olympus
Category : Commentary/wynn.txt
Let's talk about another Steve - Steve Wynn, creator of well-known casino resorts, expressing his frustration with too much micro-management by "bureaucrats" overseeing the submission of bids for the integrated resorts to be built at Marina Bayfront and Sentosa, as reported in Saturday's Business Times. He says,
If, instead of integrated resorts you read information systems, he could be talking about "systems architects" in IT departments.
I really like the following quotes :
And my favourite :
For fancy drawings, read design methodology ("Is it Use-Case or Waterfall or Rational Rose?) For thunderbolts of wisdom, read "We only allow Wintel or Oracle". In contrast to "organic process", read "We want complete systems documentation with flow charts and decision trees".
Steve Wynn sounds like someone out of Ayn Rand. He could have snuggled up to the bureaucrats. But saying what he did is just what we need to push the human race forward.