At the end of the previous posting “Let us speak of Bottlenecks and Silos” I predicted the following:
I'm awaiting the leadership response. Which I suspect will be of the "you need to work smarter rather than harder" variety all the while studiously ignoring the fact that is they who need to get smarter.
Well I was wrong. The powers that be have decided that we need to just work harder. Mandatory overtime is now in force for our business analysts and that will help us create more requirements documents that will further overload our development team. We basically just stuffed more work into the bottleneck.
Also we have to work on all our projects even those with a priority of 70. Management has abdicated their responsibility to prioritize work load and just said, “work ‘em all!”
Apparently they have failed to grasp Einstein’s definition of insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. Well at least they didn’t ask us to work smarter, just to act dumber.