Wow, are program managers really that conservative?

I know that these little Zoho polls I’m running are totally unscientific, but they are interesting. Only thirteen people have voted on the question “Are corporate SD managers too risk averse or too eager?” but every vote has been “too risk averse.”

I’m very surprised by that, because back when I actually did real surveys (at Software Development and Computer Language magazines), managerial eagerness to embrace the latest shiny new toy came across as a real problem. That it’s not seen that way by the first baker’s dozen of self-selecting developers who happen to read my blog … well, I just don’t know how to take it.