How the Software Industry Works
Programmer to Team Leader
"We can not do this proposed project. It will involve a major design change and no one in our team knows the design of this system. Also, nobody in our company knows the language in which this application has been written. If you ask my personal opinion, the company should never take on this type of project!"
Team Leader to Project Manager
"This project will involve a design change. Currently, we don't have any staff with experience in this kind of work. Also, the language is unfamiliar to us, so we will have to arrange for some training if we take this project. In my personal opinion, we are not ready to take on a project of this nature."
Project Manager to First-Level Manager
"This project involves a design change in the system and we don't have much experience in that area. Also, not many people in our company are appropriately trained for it. In my personal opinion, we would need more time than usual to complete it."
First-Level Manager to Senior Level Manager
"This project involves design reengineering. We have some people who have worked in this area and others who know the implementation language, so they can train other people. In my personal opinion, we should take this project, but with caution."
Senior Level Manager to CEO
"This project will demonstrate to the industry our capabilities in remodeling the design of a complete legacy 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 staff members. In my personal opinion, we should not let this project slip by us under any circumstances."
CEO to Client
"This is the type of project in which our company specializes. We have executed many projects of the same nature for many large clients. Trust me when I say that we are the most competent firm in the industry for doing this kind of work. It is my personal opinion that we can execute this project successfully and well within the given time frame."