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You don't expect customers to consider the consequences!It's your job to consider the consequences and tell them why their crazy idea won't work.It's their job to ignore you and do it anyway, and then blame you when it doesn't work
This is exactly what happened. Obviously, they haven't reached the blaming stage yet. Few key employees left the company due to this decision.
I'd love to know how they (your client) decided to go down this path without apparently considering all of the consequences.
They were looking for a quick win solution and obviously ignored what technical guys suggested i.e. to go open source CMS route rather than proprietary solution. Few left the company due to this decision. They were just looking at the outer picture.
There are loads of mature, well-supported CMS's available (as they have been for years). Many are extensible or open source too.
When they've finished writing their own CMS, I'd suggest they move onto writing their own ORM and then their own programming language.. why stop at a CMS?
[Spoiler: It'll all end badly (and expensively) and they'll choose an off-the-shelf CMS]
Ah, I see you have the machine that goes ping. This is my favorite. You see we lease it back from the company we sold it to and that way it comes under the monthly current budget and not the capital account.
Sounds like they chose the wrong CMS. If customisation is a priority they should have gone with one that supports your own custom modules\plug-ins etc so that the in-house devs can take care of that rather than paying the CMS company to do these things.
Based on reading many of the threads...
Make a complete list of everything they need addressed, specifically that they are not thinking of.
Using the current pricing/quotes they are getting, calculate out the cost.
Build a spreadsheet.
Next, compare that cost to going back, and adding what was missing.
The problem with cheaper in the short run, is that the long run ALWAYS catches up.
We have a client who gladly made that move. They have been waiting OVER 1 YEAR on a change.
In the past, their slowest changes were a couple of months.
And, in the long run, it will cost more, but "do more". But this ultra slow timeframe to get
things done is crazy. It takes a MONTH just to get a quote on a change. LOL. Unless we provide the sourcecode for the change, we cannot get it in under 3 months. And even then 3 is typical!
The challenge you face is this: If they don't choose quickly, they will NEVER switch back/away because of not understanding sunk costs. The people who left were probably smart (consider that), and the company could possibly end up out of business. And yes, I have seen that happen.
I was 20 when I threw away a newly designed (and quite buggy) system, and rewrote it from scratch.
I did it on my own time, after hours, knowing it would be a huge success. It was. On every metric.
And in the end, I was ALMOST PUNISHED (certainly chided) for throwing away an "asset" they felt had value, and not starting with that. (I claimed I started with that as the wrong approach, and it helped me design a better approach. Luckily they bought it).
But it was obvious to me. When you find yourself in a whole. STOP DIGGING! LOL
Something a little different this week.
Burzum was among the people who initiated the "second wave of black metal" in Norway end 80's/early 90's.
He was in jail for arson and murdering a band member, but he got released a few years ago.
This guy is completely bonkers, but he sure knows how to make dark music.
This song is not black metal though, he made some dark ambient stuff as well.
Tomhet, meaning emptiness, is my favorite Burzum track and also my favorite dark ambient track.
Try not to fall asleep
Woooow, great work, and I nearly missed it because of my hectic week ...
I heard some of their tracks and I found them a bit over the top,
but this one is is really great. Perhaps Wardruna would fit the picture