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Got put in to lead client project for ingestion through reporting.
So far:
- PO just got promoted from SME and has never done a data project
- Inexperienced AO who has been with client for 1mo
- DA is new person who wanted to "try out" role
- Experienced devs got swapped out 2 wks in for inexperienced independent contractors
- There is no BA
- I'm a data analyst with only passing familiarity with Big Data
- Client asked for a waterfall project plan but insists it has to be agile

Pray for me.

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Welcome to the softer skills you get to develop in consulting! You can do this.

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🥴🤯😵

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Ehhh. Just put time lines on your waterfall and if they request new stuff tell them that all the timelines update (push out) to make it agile =]

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"XYZ feature will be covered in the next sprint"

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More like welcome to agile operations. Odds are that the client will take anything that gets the deliverables done, and that your team will leave a trail of questionable engineering that will only be a problem long after you're gone. Whoever put this team together screwed up, but you can't fix that. Do your best, and take the opportunity to try your hand at leadership and to learn new tech. Finally, don't stress out about others' mistakes.

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Yep. This happens! And it’s whoever put the deal together that’s to blame.

Forgot to mention
- government client
- half the team are union
- Cut rate independent tableau dev who they hired bc he's $30 cheaper than one of ours insists it takes 2 hours to do 3 label changes.
- project sponsor legit said Agile means being able to add features without increasing timeline or budget.

Somehow I've managed to manhandle us through our first release actually on schedule.... and I'm rewarding myself with an hour of sending out resumes.

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😥

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Forget about work-life balance, your life expectancy will reduce by a year 🤣

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It's called a resignation letter.

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Quit complaining and deliver the goods. Glory to those who persevere. All the best!

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1) The fact that I'm able to stick handle this herd of cats through a dumpster fire doesn't make it any less of a dumpster fire that never should have happened

2) In my experience, the lack of consideration/experience/skill that causes someone to put together a project like this also demonstrates a lack of appreciation for the work and skill salvaging it requires, and leads to a situation where if things go wrong, you're used as the scapegoat, and if you manage to pull it off... nothing, because acknowledging the heroic effort would mean acknowledging/understanding that they created a disaster in the first place.

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Funniest thing I've read all day. 😂 You will get through this, just find the people that got swapped out to give high quality KT or firm resources to support. Which firm are you at?

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