Thursday, December 17, 2009

All Quiet on the Western Front (1929-1930)

All Quiet on the Western Front (1929-1930) – the hopeful outcome of your enterprise software implementation.2) Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) – users, users everywhere, and not a computer in the place working properly!3) It Happened One Night (1934) – yeah, the evening of “Go Live”.4) Gone with the Wind (1939) – that’s what happened to the money that we spent on this “piece-of-crap” system.5) The Lost Weekend (1945) – that’s how long it took for us to recover the data and get the system up and running again.6) From Here to Eternity (1953) – the hope for our future with our new 1.6-million-dollar enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.7) In the Heat of the Night (1967) – as the servers overheated and the smoke thickened, I decided if I made it to the airport fast enough, I could get out of the city before sunrise!8) One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) – yeah, the project implementation manager! He’s spending some time at Betty Ford.9) Rocky (1976) – need I say more?10) Dances with Wolves (1990) – really more of what happens prior to implementing the software whilst whittling your long list down to a mere few.11) Unforgiven (1992) – this is what’s going to happen if we don’t get this working soon.12) Titanic (1997) – the ship is sinking, but as captain of this ship, I will make sure it goes all the way to the bottom.13) Million Dollar Baby (2004) – that’s how much we spent on the new system!14) Crash (2005) – not necessarily the way I wanted “Go Live” day to end.15) Slumdog Millionaire (2008) – the vendor from whom we purchased this wonderful application is laughing all the way to the bank.

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