Gustav at cactus.dk
Mon May 2 07:14:55 CDT 2005
Hi Shamil It sounds like you have met a lot of these bad guys. And unfortunately you mostly have to learn by experience. One classic though - which smells really bad - is the small "pilot project"; if carried out successfully the big project with the fat budget is waiting for you. However, all sorts of things must be changed or polished because "the pilot project must be perfect and approved before we launch the big job". You work like a mad only to find out that "the big job is canceled by the stupid superiors". /gustav >>> shamil at users.mns.ru 05/02 1:23 pm >>> Hello Gustav -- > Some of these companies promise you the World Yes, I have "been there seen that..." <<< but the bad ones you just have to learn how > they smell so you can step back before real work is delivered. >>> Do you have some special "detectors" for this their bad smelling? :) I mean the cliche words, behavioral patterns they use to postpone payment or even cancel any payments? They are usually in a hurry and don't have time for any, even very short specs - right? When the first (prototype) version is delivered they change their mind considerably and are trying to force you to redo a lot and again without any specs, formal docs, advance payments etc. They delay testing of the ready software saying their customer didn't pay them yet... They don't have acceptance test specs, do not want you to spend time to prepare such specs in advance and with every test cycle they find new and new "bugs" to fix, which are in fact change requests etc.etc. Thank you, Best regards, Shamil -- Web: http://smsconsulting.spb.ru/shamil_s ----- Original Message ----- From: "Gustav Brock" <Gustav at cactus.dk> To: <dba-tech at databaseadvisors.com> Sent: Monday, May 02, 2005 12:48 PM Subject: Re: [dba-Tech] OT: Friday Humor: Anewpetitiontosupportoutdated(?)technologies... > Hi Shamil > > Some of these companies promise you the World but when it comes to > paying your invoice they try to reduce it, delay the payment - even > cancel the payment - by whatever method and excuse they can find or by > claiming your delivery to not be as agreed. > The trick is that you are weak and need your money, thus sooner or > later you either give up or are ready to whatever compromise just to get > some money. I've seen it all. Of course, most companies employ decent > people and behave correctly, but the bad ones you just have to learn how > they smell so you can step back before real work is delivered. > > /gustav > > >>> shamil at users.mns.ru 05/02 3:12 am >>> > > What "worst" should I be prepared for?
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