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Re: [XP] When is simple not simple?

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  • David Corbin
    ... I really like this approach, but I m not sure it will fly. Our customer and our boss and the environment in general are *extremely political*. I think my
    Message 1 of 6 , Dec 4 6:03 PM
      William Pietri wrote:

      >On Wed, 2002-12-04 at 02:39, David Corbin wrote:
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      >>>Perhaps then you could lay it all out and let
      >>>the customer decide?
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      >>Don't take this the wrong way, but that's a good one. Except for a very
      >>small nucleus of newly acquired technologists (us), our customer thinks
      >>JDK 1.1 is "modern technology". They expect us to tell them what
      >>technologies to use.
      >>
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      >Perhaps you could lay it out in business terms then?
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      >It sounds like part of the problem is that you don't yet know the
      >business implications of the choice. Maybe it would help if partisans
      >on both sides would lay out their impressions of the business costs,
      >business benefits, and business risks of switching to EJB.
      >
      >That will give you some data to present to the customer. Probably the
      >ranges on the numbers will be so wide that your customer will balk at
      >making such a decision. Then you can say, "Well for 4 points, you can
      >buy a spike that will make the costs, benefits, and risks much clearer."
      >
      >How would that work in your environment?
      >
      >

      I really like this approach, but I'm not sure it will fly. Our customer
      and our boss and the environment in general are *extremely political*.
      I think my boss would throw a fit if I suggested it. However, I will
      ponder it and see if I can find a way to present it.


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