Pilot fish is part of a team that’s working on an extremely large upgrade project for their company and — surprise! — it’s having problems.

Lots of problems, in fact. “Missed deadlines,” says fish. “Contractor asking for more money for work we already paid them for. Misleading promises to upper management.

“Then they implemented a ‘fix’ that had ‘human errors’ in it. That left some customers dead in the water.

“The project manager started off the latest status call with the words, ‘I recommend you all start drinking heavily…'”

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Pilot fish is part of a team that's working on an extremely large upgrade project for their company and -- surprise! -- it's having problems.

Lots of problems, in fact. "Missed deadlines," says fish. "Contractor asking for more money for work we already paid them for. Misleading promises to upper management.

"Then they implemented a 'fix' that had 'human errors' in it. That left some customers dead in the water.

"The project manager started off the latest status call with the words, 'I recommend you all start drinking heavily...'"

Got a true tale of an IT project? Tell Sharky about it. Send me your story at sharky@computerworld.com. You'll get a stylish Shark shirt if I use it. Comment on today's tale at Sharky's Google+ community, and read thousands of great old tales in the Sharkives.

To read this article in full, please click here


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