Setting up a team...

Dan Shafer revolutionary.dan at gmail.com
Fri Mar 24 17:11:37 EST 2006


While I concur that going with an experienced Rev developer as a consultant
is probably the best way to approach this problem/opportunity, I'd suggest
you may need two consultants or a well-coordinated team. Because you really
want, as an end result, an internal team with a good foundational
understanding of Rev. That means you need someone to train one or more of
your team members. It's a rare bird who can both consult and teach/train but
technology transer here feels more important than specific near-term project
completion. If I'm right about that, then I'd bring in a trainer.


On 3/24/06, Thomas McGrath III <3mcgrath at adelphia.net> wrote:
>
> Hire an experienced Revolution Consultant and then program it
> yourself and introduce your team to it in progress. Then you have
> control over the project instead of someone new to REV who will
> probably try to fit Rev into their thinking instead of their thinking
> into Rev. Secondly, the consultant can teach and inform and consult
> on the best practices and usage during the planing stage and if you
> get into trouble they are already familiar with the project and can
> step in to help in the actual programming.
> You team will take the consultants lead and our lead and in the end
> get a great intro to Rev and it's paradigm.
>
> Sounds like a win win to me.
>
> Good luck and as someone on this list told me "Go for it, Just jump
> in and start"
>
> HTH
>
> Tom
>
>
> On Mar 24, 2006, at 11:47 AM, Stephen Barncard wrote:
>
> > Rev is natural to me...But I've been xtalking since 1988.
> > My gut says hire a rev-experienced person first so management can
> > see the thing work sooner. Quicker results = success
> >
> > sqb
> >
> >> At the moment we do websites and that's it. However, we've
> >> recently been
> >> bidding for bigger and bigger jobs that although the customer
> >> thinks "hey,
> >> that'd be cool on a browser", I think that their users (internal
> >> that is)
> >> would feel far happier with a client application. So, as the Tech
> >> director
> >> of the company, it's my job to source the best method of doing
> >> these things.
> >>
> >> Now, I got RunRev as a hobby thing. I like programming and I like the
> >> challenge of new stuff, and this seemed a good toy to take me away
> >> from the
> >> humdrum of office life (busman's holiday I know, but us geeks are
> >> like
> >> that). However while I'm sat in a meeting the other day listening
> >> to some
> >> requirements, it hit me like a bolt that RunRev could do all and
> >> more of
> >> what was required.
> >>
> >> So, totally hypothetical at the moment, but let's say we decided
> >> to write
> >> some stuff in RunRev. We've got a small dev team of three PHP
> >> programmers
> >> and although they may find it fun, we really don't want them to
> >> take their
> >> eye off the ball. So I have a dilemma. Do I go looking for a RunRev
> >> programmer, do I freelance our requirements or do I take someone
> >> on and
> >> train them in the art of Transcript?
> >>
> >> Open discussion really, what would you do?
> >>
> >> Andy.
> >
> > --
> > stephen barncard
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