The other day I read a quote on Glen Alleman’s blog. Funny (not really) but I had such a discussion this morning.
Last December we engaged into discussions with the supplier and when it became clear that they did not understand our needs, we asked for a meeting. With the holidays coming, the meeting was set
for late January.
The meeting took place, we reiterated our needs, and then the supplier was to respond via his documentation of requirements and of a supporting system architecture. I asked again and again but no documents were delivered.
This morning, some guys were unexpectedly in the meeting. When pressed, they stated that they were "working on it", that they could not give a date, and that we should document perceived road blocks while they are “working on it”.
They are an Agile shop but when you offer your insight on the problem,accepting input from clients is very Agile, they demured.
Fish don’t make noise and they don’t walk but this looks like a (rotten) fish…What do you think? As always questions and comments are welcome.
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