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Software Development Poem

[weather|sunny/cold][water|5 by 1658h]
[mood|busy] 

     On time,
     on budget or
     defect free.

     Pick any two
     of the three.


Flesch Reading Ease  96.1
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level  1.4
Number of Prompts  1 - Sentence Fragment

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bellacrow
Feb. 28th, 2002 03:09 pm (UTC)
beautiful!

It's a lot like a sig line I had

"Smart, sane, or pretty. Pick two!"
bride
Feb. 28th, 2002 03:12 pm (UTC)
Re:
"Smart, sane, or pretty. Pick two!"

Haha! Yeah, exactly =D
xinit
Feb. 28th, 2002 07:47 pm (UTC)
I want it on time and in green.
badkarma_05
Mar. 1st, 2002 06:41 am (UTC)
Technically speaking, you should be able to have all three. However, that requires accurate planning and reasonable expectations at the beginning research stages. And we all know thats not going to happen. What you need is a Program Manager. And I think I know where you can find one that's avaialable. :)
bride
Mar. 1st, 2002 09:06 am (UTC)
Re:
Technically speaking, you should be able to have all three.

It's physically possible, but technically impossible, with or without a Project Manager, whether or not the PM knows what they're doing.

Our Project Managers are all Senior Engineers, so they _do_ know exactly what's going on and they can actually do development/implementation if they have to. This is one of the most sane dev houses that I've _ever_ worked at. We manage the client. We manage the project. The only other friend I know who seems to have a similar experience, works at the White House.

Clients are not going to tell you what they want, then leave you alone to do it. They'll set milestones and ask to see progress, then change their minds on some things, ask for new things, change things around, it won't look like what they've envisioned, etc.

The Universal Truth of Software Development is that you'll NEVER ship a product 100% bug free. Which makes it even less likely that it will be 100% _defect_ free. Which means it absolutely will never be 100% _issue_ free.

And I AM one of those people who say "never say never".
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