[Chugalug] i.t. budget should only be 5% to 10% of entire company budget????
chevyiinova at bellsouth.net
Thu Dec 20 03:30:52 UTC 2012
well maybe that's part of my problem, I don't know the definition of "I.T." lol
Everyone in our 3 "company" deals with the "customer" (liason is the business
analyst lady located just down the hall (yeah, we don't have our own building
anymore, I guess we couldn't afford it, lol). We handle 100% of the
programming and linux server admin, and now that the "parent company" has lost
its in-house networking/windows admin, I assume we'll be taking over that part
(we were already helping out with it if needed). Oh and of course we do the
documenting, training, and support of the programs we deliver. We are
old-school when it comes to software testing... everything we do is tested for
final approval and signoff by the business analyst on the client side.
So while I'm airing dirty laundry, I might as well say that one of our
"challenges" is that we are very often dealing with incomplete, moving-target
specs, because that how our client's clients roll, and we sure wouldn't want to
insult them by making them agree to a scope of work and change order requests,
oh no no no. I was told that scrum was better than waterfall in this
environment. *Communication* is the answer, not some stupid pigs/chicken
well my axe grinder wheel is getting dull so I will have to rest awhile, do
something fun like install slack14 on the ssd
From: William Wade <willm.wade at gmail.com>
To: CHUGALUG <chugalug at chugalug.org>
Sent: Wed, December 19, 2012 9:52:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Chugalug] i.t. budget should only be 5% to 10% of entire company
Just a note that if the team is delivering products to paying external
customers, I would say that you are not talking IT department. That is a
I think I can say that IT is technical stuff that is dealing 99% with in house
stuff. Once you start working with customers your roll changes.
Also management I am sure is thinking that why should they pay anymore for
something that is working. You said it yourself. Your team delivers. Have you
ever read Peopleware?
On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 6:31 PM, Ed King <chevyiinova at bellsouth.net> wrote:
I can't see how a team of 3 who DELIVERS (our
>code gets used; puts money in owner's pocket
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