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Posted Thursday, November 15, 2012 9:49 AM


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Tom,

Actually, it's been my experience that when people don't admit a failure upfront when they had a chance to, and then people find out about it, or come to that conclusion later, that's when I have seen people get fired. It's been my experience that when a software product fails or does not deliver the functionality or performance needed for the organization, then the appropriate research and homework was not done in the first place. Many times, it just comes down to laziness, or just not investing the legwork and time it takes to find out if the product is a good fit for your organization. I have definitely seen others try and cover that up..


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Posted Friday, November 16, 2012 2:21 AM


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TravisDBA (11/15/2012)
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I always recommend that people tell the(ir) truth and have it documented. What other people choose to use, how to use it or what they decide is up to them.

When told to JFDI (Just Do It) then they have chosen to ignore my professional advice. The consequences therefore remain with them.


The key word here is "documented". Otherwise, they can just deny they told you to do it in front of the executive folks, or claim "I don't remember telling you to do that.". I have often said in this cutthroat business, you live or die by email. They can't deny recorded email. For example, look at what General Petraeus is going through right now. The email trail.


For those that haven't picked up on our key advice: keep your input into the decision making process documented. By confirmation emails you send if necessary!!!


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Posted Friday, November 16, 2012 2:31 AM


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TravisDBA (11/15/2012)

The key word here is "documented". Otherwise, they can just deny they told you to do it in front of the executive folks, or claim "I don't remember telling you to do that.". I have often said in this cutthroat business, you live or die by email. They can't deny recorded email. For example, look at what General Petraeus is going through right now. The email trail.


Couldn't agree more.


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