Isn't it really annoying when you have to fill up the same data into five different systems (each designed for a specific objective), then wonder if you filled it right everywhere, then draw up a reconciliation sheet because SQA doesn't see the same data as Finance as HR as ...!!! AAARGH!!!
God! Why can't these managers just figure out exactly what data they need and figure out a single source that they can all extract it from. Then we wouldn't have to wast our time filling five different datastores, and reconciling the differences!
Joel Spolsky got it right when he said
...the MBA-types in charge think that coding is a support function, basically a fancy form of typing.
I'm convinced that most people think about software companies in an upside-down way.
By Joel Spolsky