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HOW THE SOFTWARE INDUSTRY WORKS [Oct. 24th, 2002|09:19 am]
Peter Sheil
Saw this in a news letter and had to pass it on ... it is just too lifelike.

Programmer to Team Leader:

"We CAN NOT do this proposed project. It will involve a major
design change and no one in our team knows the design of this
system. And above that, nobody in our company knows the
language in which this application has been written. If you
ask my personal opinion, the company should never take these
type of projects."

Team Leader to Project Manager:

"This project will involve a design change. Currently, we
don't have any staff who has experience in this type of work.
Also, the language is unfamiliar to us, so we will have to
arrange for some training if we take this project. In my
personal opinion, we are not ready to take on a project of
this nature."

Project Manager to 1st Level Manager:

"This project involves a design change in the system and we
don't have much experience in that area. Also, not many
people in our company are appropriately trained for it. In
my personal opinion, we would need more time than usual to
complete it."

1st Level Manager to Senior Level Manager:

"This project involves design re-engineering. We have some
people who have worked in this area and others who know the
implementation language. So they can train other people. In
my personal opinion we should take this project, but with
caution."

Senior Level Manager to CEO:

"This project will demonstrate to the industry our cap-
abilities in remodeling the design of a complete legacy
system. We have all the necessary skills and people to
execute this project successfully. Some people have
already given in house training in this area to other
staff members. In my personal opinion, we should not
let this project slip by us under any circumstances."

CEO to Client:

"This is the type of project in which our company specializes.
We have executed many projects of the same nature for many
large clients. Trust me when I say that we are the most com-
petent firm in the industry for doing this kind of work. It
is my personal opinion that we can execute this project
successfully and well within the given time frame."
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