Worse thing you can do is piss off an engineer. They may know how to rig your (insert mechanical device here) to look like it was an aaccident.
Orville. Let’s see if thing flies. I’ll take the picture.
And politics, less the planning
Engineering will get the job done by working free overtime… but they won’t be invited to the “Ribbon Cutting”…!
Marketing inspires innovation but provides little information and less motivation. Ironic, that.
I get tired of the artifice of 1 hour cooking competition shows. They might as well give them corn to ferment and distill while they make oak bourbon barrels that they have grown from acorns.
Dilbert is smart to have seen this coming and kept documentation. But it probably won’t help.
At least he put you on notice……
BUSINESS 101. Never upset the Sales Department. They’re delicate flowers.
Any smart organizaton would deduct a percentage of late delivery penalties from the marketing agent’s salary under such conditions. Such agents operate like a certain former President who thought real-world processes like a pandemic could be manipulated by words. A fundamental principle of engineering: you can’t make a baby in one month, even if you put nine women on the job and spend an extra million dollars.
So close to the truth!
I hate sales and marketing teams. It doesn’t matter what company they work for, they all do this.
The place I work just bought an expensive product set to replace our core database, and also paid a large amount for data conversion (against the recommendation of IT). The vendor delayed the start for a few months, did all the data conversion tasks they were in charge of incorrectly, and failed to provide adequate documentation or even a detailed project timeline. We were forced to bring the data conversion effort in-house, speeding it up significantly in the process. In the quarterly business review, the vendor blamed our IT team for “changing strategy” and for taking too long on the data conversion. Everything on their end was sunshine and roses – according to the vendor’s marketing staff.
Don’t let this manager leave the room alive.
“Anything Marketing did not promise was due only to a lack of imagination on the part of Marketing.
It is not recorded (as far as I know) that Marketing Guy was torn to pieces by the Ferocious Engineers, but it could happen….