my colleague told me this morning that our CIO proclaimed, that we do no Software Development.
'We are SAP Customers and only our consultants code. We just manage the applications.'
'Ok', I thought. And how are we supposed to get things going? Hmm, actually it's just a wording thing. We do not code, we customize on code level. And if we ever(almost daily) encounter tougher nuts, we compose some macros to a bigger macro. But we don't code(officially).
Can You think of more ways to mask Your Software Development? Give it an unsuspicious name.
I 'm good to Ask your comment on "What's your North Star?" : It's slightly Presided to the Digital Workspace but I still don't see any further reply...
Your first one "talk prose to ABAP" reminds me " People Grows with Relativity but don't hang up at Single Ladder until the Guy's had some Personal Valentine.. thnx for your Msg..
Quantum mechanics. Since all we're really doing is shifting electrons around.
At one very large project I was on the development team didn't have developer keys. They were supposed to just write the technical specs in sufficient detail that the offshore folk could do the actual coding.
Not the most efficient way of getting things done, since the offshore folk weren't particular good at coding so with the level of detail required, the onshore people might as well have written the code themselves.
re. the job description angle: little placard on the wall in my colleague's office says: "Sind sie Entscheider? Nein, Ausbader".
in english: "Are you a decision maker? No, I'm
suggestions welcome. On the original question: I think that comment plays to the general sentiment that "low code/no code" is a Good Thing(tm). I find that whole low code fad looks like an excuse for a blame shifting exercise. Tool doesn't work? Not our fault, as you need no code to change it 🙂
A good word for 'Ausbader' in English is a tough nut. Perhaps our native speakers here find a better word if we describe it a little. 'Ausbader' is the one dealing with the consequences. For better or WORSE. It's connotation is clearly negative, as most consequences are. Literal translation would be to 'bath out' something. So it's figuratively: Sitting in some liquid; It gets unpleasant; You can't leave.
While this is true, the term scapegoat/blame taker reflects only a part of being the 'Ausbader'.
The challenge is here finding a term that covers both cases.
Does anyone know the movie 'Sin Eater'? While the movie goes in another direction the term seems fitting. Either you have to chew on the blame or on the consequences.