An early lesson in CYA
It descended quickly, this executive demand,
Why exactly did this project not go as we planned?
“We need a good story or they will all go berserk”
We can’t share that engineering made clear it won’t work?
“We cannot – don’t you hear me? Her temper’s volcanic,
And yes, in my voice you hear both fury and panic,
Let’s say that we ran into some challenges with tech,
Environments were different, but we did build to spec,
Vendor had no controls, their planning was lacking,
We had no insight into just how we were tracking,
Outsourcing failed badly, that’s the reason that we’re,
Looking to increase the full time staff for next year.”