Indeed. IBM's reputation is pretty well established. They are slow, tedious and yet effective. They are a glacier in IT. But I see it everywhere -- people making decisions in an IT project that have know knowledge of what it takes to make things happen. The illusion that "it's all so easy" has really gotten buried too deep in someone's head somewhere.
The magic phrase is "All You Have To Do Is..."
Those six words have destroyed more IT projects than anyone can count.
My favorite requirement is: "Works as designed"
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