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Communication in the Software Industry

Monday, 16th May 2005

Here’s something Ramesh sent me:

This is how Communication happens in this software industry

Programmer to PL:

“This is not possible!!! Impossible. It will involve design change and nobody in our team knows the design of the system. And above that nobody in our company knows the language in which this software has been written. So even if somebody wants to work on it, they can’t. If you ask my personal opinion the company should never take these type of projects.”

Project Leader to Project Manager:

“This project will involve design change. Currently we don’t have people who have experience in this type of work. Also the language is unknown so we will have to arrange for some training if we take this project. In my personal opinion, we should avoid taking this project.”

Project Manager to AVP:

“This project involves design change in the system and we don’t have much experience in that area. Also not many people are trained in this area. In my personal opinion we can take the project but we should ask for some more time.”

AVP to SVP:

“This project involves design re-engineering. We have some people who have worked in this area and some who know the language. So they can train other people. In my personal opinion we should take this project but with caution.”

SVP to CEO:

“This project will show the industry our capabilities in modeling the design of a complete system. We have all the necessary skills and people to execute this project successfully. Some people have already given in-house training in this area to other people. In my personal opinion we should not let this project go by under any Circumstance.”

CEO to Client:
“These are the type of projects in which our company specialize. We have executed many projects of the same nature for many big clients. Trust me when I say that you are in the safest hand in the Industry. In my personal opinion we can execute this project successfully and that too well within the given time frame.”

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