Emerge config files in etc need updating
A world class phone company, taking that long to get a phone?If it was left to me, I reasoned, I would get the phone under a day. I also managed to get the phone ordering under a day.Let us take a typical enterprise: they started with IT department with pay roll in the 70s.The brought in PC’s for client/server programs to create small apps for their customer relationship management.You cannot wait for the business to send in the full requirements.
Even if the procurement time increased to a week, it was always guaranteed. On one hand, we are supposed to follow rules: school rules, arithmetic rules, L’Hospital’s Rule, whatever.The only changes were the integration challenges with web and the ERP; and the new channels of mobile and the web in the modern times.The focus was always to reduce the costs and stick to the service levels promised. They could reduce costs; They could use average programmers; They could use standard methodologies. You understand you cannot ride on the cost cutting alone.On the other hand, we are constantly exhorted to think outside the box. Only in the later years, we see how this dichotomy shapes our world.Unless we manage both sides — standardization and innovation, we will not succeed, as a species. Despite what all the fiction books or movies tells you (“Be yourself”, “Work out your own way” …), standardization is a good thing.
It created the entire software development outsourcing, where offshore development companies came with standard tools, processes, and methodologies to deliver software with expected quality, cheap price, and predictable timelines. This problem shows up in many ways: [Consider the fireplace in a house. Ironically, it ended up with a different utility value, as a place for people to gather and an informal place to sit.