- Estimation, Part 4: Are We Nearly There Yet ?
- Estimation, Part 3: The Art and Science of Predicting The Future With 100% Accuracy Using Only Guesswork and Microsoft Excel.
- Estimation, Part 2: How Bloody Much, or If You Think It’s So Easy, Why Don’t You Have A Bash At Writing The Bleeding Code Yourself ?
- Estimation, Part 1: I Have Seen The Future, But It Was All Wrong
- Know Your Enemies, No. 2: Consultants Again
Tag Archives: Organisation
We have now got past the first three stops on the Bus Journey of Estimation: First, we valiantly struggled to avoid making a forecast at all, and failed at that endeavour. But having carried out a lengthy, dogged rearguard action … Continue reading
We established conclusively in last month’s monograph that IT consultants are, on the whole, self-serving parasitic scum who have precisely two areas of high and mutually synergistic capability: (a) Bamboozlement at the Vice President level and above. (b) Shamelessly sky … Continue reading
Every large organisation is a complete shambles. Private companies, local and national government, charities, armed forces, British, Commonwealth and Foreign, all are hysterical bedlams of ego, bureaucracy, in-fighting, nonsense, confusion, pointlessness and stupidity. This is not always obvious from the … Continue reading
There are a few people in your life that you’re always pleased to see. A couple of mates who invariably lift the proceedings when they walk into the pub. Maybe your mum or your granddad, perhaps your life partner or … Continue reading
In Praise of Stasis(IV): If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try Again. Then Give Up. No Use Being A Damn Fool About It.(*)
I feel the need to précis the last three semi-connected diatribes before embarking on the fourth and closing chapter of the trilogy. You, dear reader, due to a series of horrendous administrative cock-ups, have been headhunted into MegaGroup Financial Incorporated … Continue reading
As you may have gathered from earlier communiqués (see both here and here), almost nothing within a gigantic IT Transformation Programme makes any kind of sense whatsoever. The original vision is a feverish hallucination fed by half-chewed received wisdom and … Continue reading
So. Where were we ? Ah yes – Big. A modern-day IT Transformation Programme must always be Massive. No-one ever sets off to do a spot of light transforming. Oh no. In Transformation World, everything is Supersize. Everything must be … Continue reading