So i have been having some issues with the IT guys at work. I don't write software or even work in IT anymore but I still have a lot of interactions with them. Basically when we put together a program at work I act as the project manager and work with the Business Analyst and the software developers to get the job done. In the past few weeks one of the projects that I have been managing has under gone extreme delays. One of the requirements changed recently (my fault) and the Dev team has said this will add an extra five days to the delivery date. I know that they are padding that. There is no way that this should take five days. Basically we are asking them to add an extra field to the table and exclude certain records. In simple terms this is what i am asking.
WHERE a not in (x,y,z)
It is a little more complicated than that but not much. I am very unhappy about this situation. Since I was a developer for a number of years I have some allegiance to them but I don't like that they are padding the estimate this much. I know they are dealing with a lot of red tape down there. I also know that the QA process takes a long time but this is just silly. Part of me just wants to say give me a desk and I'll write the damn thing myself but that would open a can of worms I don't want to get into.
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