No, I’m not training for a wife-carrying festibal. However, for all my recently engaged friends, here’s an activity to look forward to.
The past two days I have been in Systems Life Cycle (SLC) training. Merck has decided to release a new SLC in order to create a more standardized approach to Information Technology within the company, and this has led our organization to send us to a two day training session on the topic. Sparing the details of the training, I actually have found myself becoming rather unexcited at the actual task of coding software and far more interested in the pieces of the process between the concept phase of a project and the design phase. The actual task of construction, as well as the effort that is involved in the post-contruction life of a project, don’t interest me in the least. In short, and as I’ve always suspected, I’m far less interested in technology than I am in applying technology to solve problems. Of course, this makes sense, as it’s often that aspect that has led me to do any sort of technological work. Nearly all my enjoyment derives from the success at having a problem solved or simplified. In short, I need to find a way to transition myself more toward this aspect of a project. That, or get a job traveling.