Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Train Derails......

The vendor's senior management admits this morning that the new controlled release version of the software is too buggy to go live.

We've got them right where we want them. They are still promising the same level of resources and attention from now until we go live - no matter how long it takes. The vendor admitted it is THEIR fault that we will not meet targets. We did not have to be the one to push back. - The boss.

Go Live dates are pushed back to TBD until critical items are fixed and programming is completed on functions that are central to our organization.

Vendor and Client staff breathe huge sighs of relief.

The trainers now have a fighting chance of having actual training materials completed.

First item of good news at work since the new year.

1 comment:

Karyn Romeis said...

This is good news - but now comes the time of increased risk of scope-creep! Good (tight, assertive) project management is going to prove essential.