in reply to The Drama of Being a Developer I - Heroism, Specifications, and testing with the right mice.

...the CIO, our hero's master's master's master's master...

Interesting; that's how low down on the totem pole I am too. Anyone else in this position? :-)

(I wonder if there is some ratio we could discover that would relate the number of bureaucratic layers in a company to that company's effectiveness/profatibility/fun/etc. ...)