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Feb 3, 2011
@ChockFullOfNuts: Couldn't have put it any better..
@Bearface: Thats why they say planning is so very essential..
 
 
Feb 3, 2011
@Bearface, they sure do do this. The idea is to get the system in place in any way possible (usually by means of commission motivated salesmen getting clients boozed up and gawking at strippers) then it just becomes a case of the emperor's new clothes, where no one who values their career will point out that the software is rubbish. Then the consultants roll on in to make the system barely stumble along in an approximate fashion, and end users privately go back to using Excel sheets to do the same thing just so they can get their work done.

But hey, at least it's not as bad as the banking system.
 
 
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Feb 3, 2011
@bearface: It's so easy to do it by accident that there is no need to do it on purpose.
 
 
Feb 3, 2011
hey real-life engineers, do companies actually do this on purpose? ive seen him joke about it in the comic a few times before, but i didnt know if it was just a joke or if its for real.
 
 
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Feb 3, 2011
I love the PHB's "Phew", as if there were any doubt a department he runs would do a poor job.
 
 
 
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