Friday, April 10, 2009

How to talk your way out of a hole

One last shot from our favourite consultant:

Be careful what you expect from this proof of concept. We can’t prove the performance will match the requirements, and I would argue that performance isn’t a function of this architecture, it’s a function of technology.

The issue is not the architecture, it’s that [this company] doesn’t have the technology. I would even argue that the technology required might not exist yet.

We can say that indicatively if the technology did exist, then this architecture would hit that performance requirement.

Let's hear it for architecture astronauts.


Stew said...

Hey I think that consultant worked for us once!

The last line is priceless.

Thanks for sharing.

Pete Scott said...

Ah, the "heads up" consultant... but just up where?