EppsNet Archive: Don Carman

EppsNet’s IT Responses


Inspired by Don Carman’s Reporter Responses, a handy list for the IT professional: Good, fast, cheap — pick two. It’s not a show-stopper. It’s a show-stopper. It’s out of scope. It’s not rocket science. It’s not brain surgery. Let’s not reinvent the wheel. That sounds doable. I could do it myself in a week. That’s why I make the big money. It works fine on my machine. It was working fine 10 minutes ago. It’s a best-of-breed solution. It’s an enterprise-class solution. It’s a state-of-the-art solution. It’s an industry standard. It’s a best practice. It’s not one of our core competencies. We’re waiting on requirements. We’re waiting on design. We’re waiting on the vendor. We found some issues in testing. We’re thinking outside the box. Add that to the lessons learned. That’s a ballpark estimate. I’m working smarter, not harder. There are no problems, only opportunities. Since when did you… Read more →