Another day, more drama


So I am not in NYC anymore. The project I was working on went to heck. The weight of not having any design specs finally crushed the project. In a way I am happy as I knew the project was dying a slow death. I could see it easier since I was in its guts every day. There were no plans on what the app should do and what it would do when it was complete. So there was no real end it sight. They just kept demanding features and then complained when they weren’t done immediately.
Fortunately my boss saw all this going on and pulled the plug. He told me to pack up all the source code, leave them with the version on their servers and report to NJ the next day.
Lesson learned? Take the extra time at the beginning of the project ande create tons of documentation. Outline the specs, features, and what the app will do when its done. Explicitly define that any features or requests outside the scope of the document will directly impact the deadline. The problem is pinning a client down to a feature set, alot of the times, they have no idea what they want…

  1. #1 by Joe on November 5, 2005 - 5:05 pm

    Jeffro, your CSS or something clips off your post. I had to read the post in the source code! Anyways — next time you head back to the city give me a shout.

  2. #2 by jeffro on November 5, 2005 - 11:41 pm

    Yeah, for some reason IE doesn’t render the divs right. I need to check into it, I always visit the site in Firefox and it renders it correctly, so I never remember to fix it.

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