Sometimes I feel like things only get done if I'm doing them. We've been waiting on features a and b for ages now and it's still not functional. I deliberately did not involve myself with these things because I didn't want to be on top of everything. I decided to involve myself with project c and finished within a week.

I write these thoughts off as intrusive since it's arrogant to think that, but the frustration remains and I need to vent

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    Everyone overestimates their share of ownership over a project. You already do that and the people in charge think that too.

    In short, you are so based.
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    Sometimes this notion is entirely correct.

    But sometimes features which are built quickly are often quickly forgotten. While features that are slow can gain an emotional investment from the organisation 😆 if it's discussed daily for weeks and weeks - people grow attached to the project and will push for it to succeed.

    We had a phase in our team where we went from quickly building features A and B to a massive slowdown as feature C took 10x longer as the team grew and we tried to do "design by committee". But years later when the product was changed - stakeholders would cut A and B, but they desperately wanted to keep C (despite underperforming numbers) since they remembered what a struggle that project was and thus it seemed like a huge deal.
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    @SidTheITGuy do you mean that I should not concern myself this much as it's not my baby but that of the entire team?

    @jiraTicket That sounds quite interesting, I do notice some emotional investment whenever I mention we should cut out the middleman
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    @alexbrooklyn Yeah, organization restructuring like "cut out the middle man" can be a way to get emotional investment from many roles. Not just devs but also managers (who normally might not feel invested in the minutae of tech details)

    For example: my org recently had to downsize some experimental teams. Of course the managers were fired first before devs. But since then communication between teams has worked better than ever and all the remaining managers in other teams are happy it could work that well despite lack of "middle men"
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