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I’m embarrassed to present the current product to my client. I am new to the project and it has been worked on for ~10 months. I am getting tons of pressure to go to UAT but the app is terrible

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Present it internally first. Maybe that’s enough to get it out off Or maybe it isn’t that bad at all because you know all the warts. Don’t be embarrassed by your work and don’t be afraid it’s share what you’ve done

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Are you the lead? Is there someone above you who you can flag your concerns to?

Yes lead as a new SC. I have an SM who has about 1/2 an hour a week for this project who is an advisor but officially report to the partner. I keep being told by leadership in general that the old lead said it was ready to the client.

The idea of doing a pre UAT run through with PPMD may get some traction. If not work on how to frame UAT to client to manage expectations and have a more collaborative UAT. Also, work on mitigation plan to manage the expected fallout from UAT and start socializing it with your leadership. You may not be able to remove UAT from sched, but you can frame the expected outcomes...

Don’t listen to any advice anyone from ACN gives you on this

Perfect vs good enough? Whose money is it that you're going to spend to make it likable to your preferences?

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