Reply to post: "did not include functional specifications"

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Pascal Monett Silver badge

"did not include functional specifications"

Sorry, but there's your problem.

No project should be started without knowing where you want to end up. I don't care if you use Agile or Waterfall, you still have to know what the required functionality is and a company that cannot state its needs deserves to fail.

This is obviously a bunch of high-level "managers" who have never been confronted with the daily grind and think that IT is a magical process that just happens.

Well no, it doesn't "just happen". It needs thought, planning and employee adoption, and you obviously got none of those.

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