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  •  Oh, I believe that. (4.00)
    Absolutely. But with this proviso: I don't think the systems engineers at SAIC who wrote the specs deliberately set out to design a system that would not meet the FBI's needs. They probably did the best they could with fuzzy input.

    It's more a function of the way companies like SAIC are structured. There are requirements review meetings, where managers charged with paring costs, who didn't even talk to the client, say things like, "Is this feature absolutely necessary, or is it just a nice to have?"

    Inevitably some necessary items are cut out because the people who wrote the initial draft of the requirements weren't nimble enough to defend them.

    Massacre is not a family value.

    by Canadian Reader on Fri Jan 14, 2005 at 11:16:55 AM PST

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