Computerworld - https://www.computerworld.com/article/3269059/application-development/throwback-thursday-just-a-basic-project.html#tk.rss_all
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