Hitting a Moving Target


IT has got to be the world’s most unprofessional profession . . .

I’m sitting through a dry run of a presentation for our CEO, explaining why the company’s flagship IT project has taken so long and cost so much, with no end in sight.

It seems that, compared with two years ago when the project started, headcount is up 60 percent, sales volume has more than doubled, the product mix has changed significantly, as a result of of which, requirements and assumptions have had to be constantly changed.

Of course! Two years ago, who could have anticipated that the business might look a lot different two years down the road?

If you said “Uh, pretty much anybody,” you’re right.

Thus spoke The Programmer.

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