[IWE] Gory details -- UPDATE

Ben Tilly iwe@warhead.org.uk
Mon, 6 Feb 2006 20:35:34 -0800

Hold out for cash, and keep your resume updated.

Either you're a lot better at dirty politics than I think (or else she
is good on your behalf) or else the current VP/CIO will get eaten by
the mess and you'll not last.

Sight unseen I'm going to guess that anyone competent looking at the
state of their code and process would say that it is faster to deliver
the original project, as asked for, by developing it from scratch with
a good team.


On 2/6/06, Drew Kime <drewk98@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Well now it's getting interesting.
> As I believe I mentioned before [goes and checks ... yup, I
> mentioned] the tech lead at the corporate IT Dept told them Friday
> she was off the project.  I just got a call from her.
> Something I didn't mention earlier is that this project already ate
> the corporate IT Director and VP/CIO.  Well the new VP/CIO spent most
> of today negotiating with the tech lead to bring her back on board.
> I don't know if she got everything she asked for, but she got enough
> to come back on the project?
> "And what would that include?" they ask with bated breath.
> Starting today, all testing for this project goes through the
> corporate IT department.  One of the two people who will be signing
> off was supposed to be visiting for two days at the end of this
> month, then I was going to go with her to California for the second
> half of the week.  We were putting together a PMO to actually impose
> some structure on things.
> That person has gotten the go-ahead from VP/CIO to bring me in as a
> consultant.  I would technically be reporting to either the IT
> Director or directly to the VP/CIO ... that will have to be worked
> out while we're negotiating my price.
> Man, this is going to be fun.
> Drew
> PS: Barry, I didn't even have to do it myself.  Who was that who
> said, "It's not what you know, it's who you know"?  Well in this case
> it's more like, "It's who knows what you know."
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