May 1, 2007

Rant #{random}

I know I have deadlines and so much to do, but I have to rant about this. My therapist says it's good therapy, or at least if I had a therapist that's what I would pay them to say.



So we've been given a very strict end of year deadline on our project, you know, the whole 5 gallons in a 2 gallon bucket bit. Anyway, this morning I'm checking my email and from one of our managing Business Analysts I received a note regarding something that just blows my mind. This person is wondering why in some functions in our web app the text box for the login ID is bigger than in other functions...



Yes you heard me correctly. They are pushing a goal that is unreachable and they want to penny whip us with stupid discussions about textbox size. UNBELIEVABLE!



until next time

Les

2 comments:

Jason said...

My experience with unrealistic deadlines is not only should you meet the deadline, but meet with delivering full functionality. I've seen alot of "well maybe we could move along faster if we give up some bells and/or whistles" "oh sure sure" they say... and then 2 weeks later we're fixing bugs because text boxes aren't the same size.

Les said...

That's understandable, but this doesn't seem like a bell or whistle to me. It seems to me like someone took time out of their day to look at screens just long enough to find something to complain about... it seems like a non-issue to me...