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gav (2710)

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Thursday April 15, 2004
11:15 AM


[ #18346 ]

I'm contemplating going on strike next week. I've just been handed a project to launch a complicated e-commerce site on the 22nd. I don't have a specification or any data. To add insult to injury it's only priority number 3 on my task list.

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  • Put up an "under construction" page. Those always look professional.
  • Then you better get busy coding!
  • Is it written or procured?
  • Lately I have learnt a very effective way to counter vague requirements; pose requirements of your own, based on what you need to do. Make the relationship between what you can accomplish and what you need for doing that extremely clear.

    -"We want you to create *hand-waving* by the 22nd."

    -"In order to do that, I need A, B, and C, and I need to know how D relates to E from that guy over there, and how F works from you, by the day after tomorrow at the latest. If I don't have that information, there will ha