Tuesday, April 19, 2005
When you come to a fork in the road, take it
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.