[amsat-bb] Re: Volunteered

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Sat Sep 12 08:16:37 PDT 2009

Rocky Jones:

> I just dont think that the group has 
> much chance of success and that if it 
> comes it will be more the product of 
> "random chance" then good project management.

Yep, it sure is random chance on how we get our launches and what we then build to match those chances..  And now that we understand how much better you think we could do it, will you just get out of the way then and just quit ankle biting all those who are trying.  There is no such thing as "good project mamagement" in an all volunteer effort where all the critical work gets done by techincally skilled and motivated volunteers.

> Which I dont think AMSAT has much of.

And thank heavens.  The last thing we need is a bunch of clueless managers and self appointed monday quarterbacks giving rudder orders and putting road blocks and undermining forward progress and wearing everyone down in the process.

> A much more prudent approach, one with 
> more success built in would have been to 
> analyze the failure, figure out the weak 
> points, correct those and then try flying 
> "that" or something slightly more complicated.
> at least that is how it is done in test flying...

Where everyone is paid big bucks, where that is their full time job, and where they have the money and resources to do it that way.  I'm talking MILLIONS.  Whereas we have practically nothing, but good honest hard working volunteers, saddled with ten times as many arm-chair ankle biters and complainers who incessantly wear eaveryone down with their self-richeous kibitzing...

> good luck  you folks will need it

Yes, and part of the reason we need it is because of the never ending criticism of self-appointed kibitzers that just robs everyone of the will to move forward...


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