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GeneralRe: Can a software project hurt your career? Pin
MadMyche24-Apr-18 7:01
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Rick York24-Apr-18 7:36
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I was involved in a project that was considered a failure and resulted in several executives losing their job over it. That failure had no discernible effect on anyone else's career that I know of. That is, it's failure didn't. It had a big effect on several of my former colleagues with most leaving that company for bigger and better things or, in some cases, just different things.

FWIW, that project was the world's first fully automated monolithic disk drive assembly system, at least to the best our knowledge it was. What I mean by that is, we fed it disks, cases, heads, positioners, and screws and it assembled everything and a drive came out the other end. It was a very expensive lesson that a lot of people learned quite a bit from. Enough that it hasn't been tried again since, as far as I know. It was for a company that no longer exists and I was working for a different company that also no longer exists. That was in the era before 5.25 drives got to 1GB and prior to any 3.5 inch HDs. Back then drives cost serious money.

Today disk drives are assembled in a modular way. One system typically performs only one or two steps of the assembly process and usually that system is just a single machine with little integration between the different machines. In other words, drives are built on "islands of automation" and moved between them, much like many other products are today. Of course, that varies by manufacturer and even between the different plants of some manufacturers.
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