[IWE] Woo ... Project Death Spiral?

Ben Tilly iwe@warhead.org.uk
Thu, 22 Sep 2005 13:08:07 -0700

I hate to say(*) "I told you so" but...



* I lied.

On 9/22/05, Drew Kime <drewk98@yahoo.com> wrote:
> We have a daily conference call to update the status of Really Big
> Project.  I raised an issue on yesterday's call that exposed some
> assumptions: director of operations thought a certain version of an
> app was going to be installed on a certain date; director of IT
> didn't plan on installing until the next version was done, several
> weeks later.  There was a little blow-up on the call, then ops
> decided to "take the issue offline" and have a little meeting about
> it.
> Just had our daily call for today.  There was another little blow-up.
>  I talked to ops afterward.  Without being too specific, I heard the
> phrases: "scathing email", "pissed off it came up on that call" and
> "trying to use me as a scapegoat in case he fails to hit his
> deadline".  Hmm ... that wasn't too specific, was it?
> Anon (not really)
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