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Any one have a good Politically Correct term/phrase for the act of dragging out a 1.5 week (and that's being generous) project to 2 months?  

I'm so irked right now, anything I say now would get me fired.

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the PIC (Politically InCorrect)term is "dog f'ing".

"clearly the project encountered some unusally intricate problems such that it would be worth management reviewing the difficult issues the project had to overcome in order to reevaluate our project estimation guidelines it order to help prevent a recurrence of such a large budge overrun"

can you hear the sarcasm ?

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ah, yes...blame it on management estimates.

It's getting to the point where I might as well do the work myself.  Maybe this should be posted in "Overcoming Obstacles Getting My Work Done"

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"Adapting schedule parameters to accommodate a more laser-like focus on the customer's needs vis-a-vis our core competencies and best practices."

Also you should research the Dilbert site.  I'm sure Wally has lots to say on this issue.

Good on ya and thanks for the early morning chuckle.

Goober Dave

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The project is proceeding on-time and under-budget in accordance with the re-baselined schedule.

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i'm sory ... i thought you were pi$$ed at someone else's project taking so long.

now it sounds like you had a quick simple job that got continually revised and revisited and was afflicted with "scope growth".

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Yes, my project.

Scope growth. No

It was a simple task for documentation updates.

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wot happened?  i don't think you were DF'ing, and it sounds like you thought it could be done in the time.  was it really old software (we still have some stuff in Corel) ?  maybe just the change 2003 to 2007 Office could be enough ??

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When I was younger, had to go on many field geotechnical investigations; typically out in the boonies of Northern Ontario, New Brunswick, etc.  I won't name the company - let's call it "BP".  So when we got called down by the company president and we asked for how long the drilling assignment was, he'd say, "Oh, a week." - We understood from experience the drilling would actually take a month to month and a half and we'd pack enough clothes for it - so we called it a "BP"-week.

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Well, the politically correct term depends on which part of the supervisory structure you're on.  

If you're the guy waiting on the project for 2 months, then you call it "termination with cause," or "removed from the vendors list."

If you're the guy who took 2 months, then it's called "inadequate conveyance of statement of requirements."

If you're the guy who works with the guy who took 2 months, you stand around the coffee machine and just talk about him when he's not there.  

I've been all three of those guys at one point or another.  Some days you're the windshield, some days you're the bug.   

Engineering is not the science behind building.  It is the science behind not building.   

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Public sector worker, charged by the hour not by the job and soon to be unemployed would seem to be the three most likely.

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Controlnovice's post reminded me of Sir Humphry in the beeb's "Yes Minister".

Star for the laugh on a Monday morning.

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It may be 1.5 weeks work but what about the other bits like admin, documentation, reviews?  That will easily take up 2 months.

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I think we've all seen projects that were "in the can" basically from the word go with the problem being go-stop-go-stop-wait-shelved-go-revised-stop-go-gougeeyesout.

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