12 July, 2005

Project Death Spiral latest

PMv2 has just announced via e-mail (which I'm sure he timed so it would be sent after he'd left The Shed) that my minion and I "will be taking the lead on this project and as consequence will be responsible for the interface with the business". In other words, he's decided we're going to go straight from project status to operational status without actually finishing the project.

This seems to be the Project Office's response to concerns at the problems Death Spiral has been experiencing. By announcing that everything's ready (at least as far as they're concerned) they don't need to deal with things like it being incorrectly scoped or managed for most of its duration, and anything that goes wrong from this point on is an operational issue and not their problem.

Neither welcome, nor surprising..

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