Throwback Thursday: Just a basic project

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Consultant pilot fish gets the order to build an online store for one of the company’s major clients. “I’m told to use an off-the-shelf e-commerce system to save time,” he says. “When I ask for the specifications, I’m told it’s a basic shopping cart, nothing special.

“This worries me, but foolishly I move forward.”

After scoping out the project, fish reports to his manager that he can get the off-the-shelf system ready for customer review by a particular date.

Shortly after that, fish learns that the sales rep has promised the entire site by that date, including migrating all data.

And fish still has

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