View Full Version : New project, SNAFU

C.G.B. Spender
03-08-2007, 08:21:51
I joined a project team yesterday.

This is what I learned so far

* The superguru is on holiday
* He left no documentation, it's all in his head!
* All other people will on holiday too
* There is no specification, but they started programming already
* The programming team changed
* Nobody knows what's going on

This is what consultants call "a gold mine"

03-08-2007, 08:34:16
are you a consultant?

03-08-2007, 08:34:46
Sounds like an easy project. Do nothing.

C.G.B. Spender
03-08-2007, 08:35:49
Yeah, that's what I said.
"At the moment, nobody knows what to do"
"I see, I fit in!"

Greg W
03-08-2007, 08:37:41
Originally posted by C.G.B. Spender
* All other people will on holiday tooSo Nav's the Guru?

03-08-2007, 08:39:40
You should kill the superguru, then you're set for life.

C.G.B. Spender
03-08-2007, 08:43:17
No, that's a bad job. Your phone keeps ringing the whole day and you get tons of mail.

03-08-2007, 09:03:13
no, not taking the superguru's job, but keep waiting for him to return, or somebody to retrieve all the vital information out of his head.

C.G.B. Spender
03-08-2007, 09:06:34
That's my job exatly

C.G.B. Spender
08-08-2007, 12:43:47
I talked to the other project team members about some fundamental design qustions and I got answeres like

"I'm new on the team, never worked with that before"
"This was not defined by the project manager"
"We have different opinions about it"

Hehehe, it will be fun

08-08-2007, 13:07:18

C.G.B. Spender
08-08-2007, 13:11:19
I have visons of project team meetings.

THE BIG CONSUTANT (TBC): "So, what about X?"
the rest of the team (TROTT): "umm, what is X"
TBC: "Thou hast never heard of X?" (Thunder rolls)
TBC: "Bow down, mortals!"
TBS (friendly): "Be not alarmed! I'll give you X"
TBC: "But it will be expensive. Oh so expensive!"

08-08-2007, 14:56:16
TBS = The big sidekick?