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Per Westermark
01/13/12 02:07
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#185461 - Assumptions, assumptions
Responding to: Jez Smith's previous message
That is easy.

Because a huge number of organisations thinks that ordering a product is an economical thing, so the important people comes from the purchase department and do not know any technology.

And them being project managers, they also manage to order the requirements specification from someone they have a good contact with - someone closer to economy than to technology. So still more economoy or sales people gets involved. And they bolster their collective minds with how skilled they are and how cunning they make their contracts to make sure they will get a good price.

Ten months later, you stand there with your product and find out that they ordered a 230V product for use in a country with 110V or analog video output to a device only having digital video inputs.

It's all huge factor of lack of communication. Too many people assuming that they know what is required, so no need to check with someone else.

List of 12 messages in thread
so...      Jez Smith      01/12/12 13:44      
   It is Obvious      Neil Kurzman      01/12/12 19:38      
   PAL-50 / VGA-75      Michael Karas      01/13/12 00:15      
   Assumptions, assumptions      Per Westermark      01/13/12 02:07      
   Defending our freedom      Oliver Sedlacek      01/13/12 03:41      
   If you had requested a display..      Kalpak Dabir      01/13/12 07:10      
   Two choices.      Christoph Franck      01/13/12 08:12      
      Price isn't everything      Per Westermark      01/13/12 08:31      
         Hence the two options.      Christoph Franck      01/13/12 09:12      
      ah well      Jez Smith      01/14/12 13:38      
         Can happen in all kinds of projects ...      Christoph Franck      01/16/12 01:00      
   stupid "requirements"      Andy Peters      01/16/12 10:31      

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