Classic quote from app development
Here is a great quote about how well our company's groups are getting along:
We don't have any release dates schedule yet because when the "large TLA outsourced support firm" and corporate IT get involved there is a long process that we don't control. Some infrastructure things that you would think would take a day or two take months so it is impossible for us to predict dates.
I think that's the perfect way to make management see that this stupid process they've set up is costing the company real money.
at least you can blame it on the "outsourced support firm."
Ive seen that happen in-house to many times to count.
It's the same all over, isn't it?
We began building a site early last year.
We just finished because it took the webservice+database party about ten months to deliver a working API.
Indeed. One of my projects has been on hold for 2 months waiting for a person to change an IP address on a peice of hardware. I often wait between two weeks and a month for complicated items, such as creating a new security group in active directory.
(For those who haven't done this- Right Click, New, Group, type in name, click ok)
Wow. And I got annoyed when I had to wait overnight while a system admin pulled a VMWare image off the server onto an external drive so it could be set up elsewhere.... And I requested the transfer at 4:30PM (for the record, the copy to his local machine was done by the time he left, but the copy to my drive was not).
Sometimes I forget just how good I have it.