• Subject: Re: Programmers vs Consultants
  • From: Lori Hainey <lhainey@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 16:45:16 -0500
  • Organization: Hainey Business Systems, Inc.

Nina,
We did have a heart to heart with the VP of I.S. - however - he opted to 
believe the
other consultant. You would think it might have occured to him that we had 
nothing to
gain and a project to lose by stating our feelings on the direction that was 
being
taken here and the other consultant had everything to gain by going that 
direction. Oh
well, you know what they say..."you can lead a horse to water.....".  At least 
we can
hold our heads high knowing we did what we felt was truly in the best interest 
of the
customer. I do not see how he could say the same.
Lori.

nina jones wrote:

> > As a consultant, we must often educate our clients. This sounds like an 
>instance
> > where I would have had a heart to heart with management. The least they 
>should do
> > at that point, would be to consult another firm. A re-write is a large
> > undertaking, and the management deserved to know all of the pros & cons. If 
>this
> > involved going over the other "consultants" head, so be it.
>
> sometimes it's hard to say why clients make their decisions.  and it may
> have nothing to do with logic.  i've found that out thru the years the
> hard way.
>
> the force driving the decisions could be everything to very limited
> funds budgeted for the project, to a brother in law deal, to the ceo is
> dating the consultant on the sly.  or it could be that you did a
> perceived injustice to them and they won't listen to anything you say.
>
> nj
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