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Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Anti Agile
A manager at a leading tech company requested a simple change to a managerial report. Here is the response:

From: Manager_in_charge_of_reports
Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 11:17 AM
To: Manager_Requesting_reporting_change
Subject: RE: Please change the report

This report is already what I consider a production report. Hence I believe this request should go to Dave who manages this report. I will go ahead and forward this to him.

This report will be a gold report come March. We are going to create process for logging enhancement requests to gold reports as part of this project. If we meet our deadlines, we will have this completed at the end of March.


So let me get this straight. There is no current process in place for requesting a change to a gold report. If the report has an error in it, tough beans. In six weeks we might have figured out a process to request a change in a gold report. And if that miracle happens in six weeks, THEN we could submit our request for a change at that time.


And this makes sense how?


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So, is the manager-in-charge-of-reports not from the USA??? Sounds like it.
The manager-in-charge-of-reports is an American working in the USofA.
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