Tuesday, April 19, 2005

 

When you come to a fork in the road, take it

In one of those, goes around, comes around things, Esteemed Client (you know, the one up in that commonwealth, er, state that perpetually elects a Kennedy of their choice) may be doing a full-blown look at their IT strategy (about farking time if you ask me), so since I've got some experience with them, I may get the nod to lead this. Not looking forward to it, as there's some travel involved to other locations, but hey, the only difference between myself and a call girl in these matters is that the call girl is frequently more articulate.

My other current client, a bank in an area known for beaches, is about to make a major misstep with a system designed to upgrade and support a lot of their key processes. Said system doesn't have a terribly long track record with big banks, and most of its installations are in very small outfits in very out of the way places. The risk factors are all but screaming here, yet the bank's very confident that their selection process picked the best candidate (guaranteed if they weren't, someone's head would have rolled already), so someone's got to make it work. It's a mid eight figure project, so it's not as if they're trying to do this on the cheap (although there was a disconcerting amount of verbiage about how this could be rolled out in a Wintel environment if required....), but these guys are going to need a lot of hand-holding on this one.

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