I haven’t posted in a while, but circumstances being what they are at the day job, I feel like I just have to get this First Law down on this virtual paper.
You see, I’ve been in IT a long time. Going on fifteen years. And right now, the company I work for is embarking on a major initiative to replatform one of our applications. I won’t say which, but it’s a big ‘un.
Which leads me to this First Law. I was thinking about what the reception would be when we finally roll it out, and expect it will be the same as EVERY OTHER SOFTWARE IMPLEMENTATION I’ve ever been a part of. More specifically, people will find a way to hate on it, even when they hate the version it’s replacing.
Therefore, I hereby declare this to be Scott’s First Law of Software Implementation:
The system you are replacing is the worst piece of crap God ever invented, until you replace it, and then it was the best thing since sliced bread and can I please-o-please have the old system back?
Do with this law what you will.