Goodbye web development – I’m changing sides
I have been working in web development for more than a decade now both as a developer and as an architect. Today I quit developing. And start a new job. By changing sides I mean that I leave the implementation side of things and switch over to the specifying side. In terms of scrum I would be a product owner. In terms of job description I am a product manager.
I am dealing with web development topics for over a decade now and I feel that I am close to my personal best. I can not become be a much better developer or architect than I am already. That is not to say that I am better than anybody else. Far from it. I got to know quite a lot of other developers and architects that I consider one or two leagues ahead of myself.
I’m also not getting any younger and new people on the scene are catching up quickly as they fortunately can build on top of previous achievements.
So where should I go from here?
My wife showed me the way, She worked at logistic service providers for some years and then changed over to the customer side where what she had done before now proves incredibly useful when dealing with service providers as a client. That’s what I want to do.
Lets deal with IT from a customer perspective with the benefit of understanding and closing the communication gap.
Will this change this blog? Yes probably. As a constant reader you will have noticed the change already. There have been a lot more topics other than technical ones in the past months and there will be more in the future. One thing will stay though. I will blog whatever I learned during work.
I’m excited. Starting from tomorrow.