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From Matthew Brandabur <matthew.branda...@oracle.com>
Subject Re: Help wanted: more qualified developers
Date Mon, 02 Apr 2001 20:07:34 GMT
Of course, if the culture were such that the newbie developer couldn't get
answers without dragging a document person along, that hit would shrink each
time a new person came on.

Scott_Boag@lotus.com wrote:

> I agree that the mentoring idea is good and cool.
>
> James Melton <james.melton@cylogix.com> wrote:
> > They wouldn't necessarily take up that much of your time.
>
> On the other hand, mentoring tends to be an expensive proposition in any
> environment, more or less depending on the person.  In a typical dev
> environment, a new developer can easily suck up at least 20% or more of the
> time for a couple of months, before the payback begins.  There is a real
> short-term hit whenever a new member of a team comes on, and always the
> risk that the person won't stick around for long enough to make it worth
> while.
>
> -scott
>
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