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Pradeep
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bpm field is good for career???
Ulf Dittmer
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At the risk of sounding flippant, being good at what you do (e.g. software development) is good for your career, no matter what field you're in. And it has more lasting value than having domain expertise in any particular field.
Srikanth Raghavan
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Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer:
At the risk of sounding flippant, being good at what you do (e.g. software development) is good for your career, no matter what field you're in. And it has more lasting value than having domain expertise in any particular field.


My boss says the reverse. He says that you won't be a Software Developer all throughout your career (which is true considering the way the current Indian market trend is going). You will in future lead a small team which means less coding, and then a big team which means very less coding and more e-mails, and he said something like this which I don't remember now

He said something and he concluded that your domain knowledge will be more valuable than your Software Development skills because the difference between a programmer with 5 years of experience and a programmer with 10 years of experience will not be much.

His point is that, you shouldn't become easily replaceable after you gain some 7 or 8 yrs of experience otherwise you are in big trouble.

Any comments?

[ January 11, 2007: Message edited by: Srikanth Raghavan ]
[ January 12, 2007: Message edited by: Srikanth Raghavan ]
Deepak Bala
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Has your manager ever considered that you might want to climb the technical ladder ? You dont have to be a programmer all your life.

At the risk of sounding flippant, being good at what you do (e.g. software development) is good for your career, no matter what field you're in. And it has more lasting value than having domain expertise in any particular field.


I have to agree. Go with what you like doing. If its technical, follow that path and become an architect. If its managerial, you could go on to become the business relationship manager or Project manager etc etc.


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Ulf Dittmer
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My boss says the reverse.


Actually, it's not the reverse - it's the same. I said "being good at what you do will be good for your career - if what you do is no longer software development, but project management, that is still true. Both SW dev. and project mgmt. are skills that are transferrable to other domains. Domain skills are of course transferrable as well, but the chances that someone coming from IT will do something complete different within the same domain, are much smaller than the chances that the same person will have a comparable position in a different domain.
amit taneja
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i think we are going out the subject posted for..

the writer asked about the BPM career, as this is the job discussion site there is no harm while discussing that...

moderators, do you want to restrict the forum to this extend also that person can't ask about domain ???

please don't mind and kindly revert back to original question about bpm

thanks
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Ulf Dittmer
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i think we are going out the subject posted for..

Yes, the thread strays a bit, but so far the original poster has not complained.

the writer asked about the BPM career, as this is the job discussion site there is no harm while discussing that...

moderators, do you want to restrict the forum to this extend also that person can't ask about domain ???

There was no mention that any particular domain could not be discussed, and we would not want to do that.

It was suggested that focussing one's career on a specific domain might be less useful than focussing on more easily generalizable abilities. That is different from the focus of this discussion.

please don't mind and kindly revert back to original question about bpm

Everybody is welcome to chip in with advice about BPM. It's quite possible that the field is too young for anyone to have insight into whether going into it has an impact on a career.

There will always be areas that are "hot" at any given time, but IT is fast-paced, and what's hot today may cool off tomorrow. E.g., Web Services were (and are) over-hyped, which has hurt its acceptance (although it's still a big field).
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ishan kalra
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but,
domain like, finance, banking, insurance, telecom will always remain
and after some time when you don't do coding, (at TL level) their market will still be always hot .. and then you have to give solution with your indepth knowledge of domain... that time programming practice and design patteran may change..like webservices but knowledge of domain will be very usefull

what you say moderators and other ranchers .......... kindly reply

regards
 
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