Life of Dilbert

One of our executives has asked me to do some work which is keeping me busy as of late. I\’ve been asked to do an application assessment to identify where we have duplicative systems in our environment that satisfy the same business capability but in different segements.

Essentially this work is a rehash of work that others have done months, if not years, ago; or are in process of doing. The main difference in what I\’m doing is that I\’m starting from scratch, and I\’m not going very deep.

Everyone knows what the big duplicative systems are, and there are efforts underway to address them. Same for the smaller applications. Some of the other small ones have proven to have valid reasons for being separate even if they appear on the surface to be duplicative.

This is a total waste of my time/talents and it\’s being done to satisfy the whims of exectives.

I\’m living a Dilbert comic strip…







2 responses to “Life of Dilbert”

  1. alex Avatar

    Do you want me to deprioritize my current reports until you advise me of a status upgrade?

  2. Mark Avatar

    A good mind is a terrible thing to waste. Would you like me to bring the wrath of God down upon them?

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