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How IT-Projects really work

There are several different versions of the tree swing cartoon (e.g. "How the Customer explained it"), about the design and development process of virtually anything, but this one really is the best. The project management tree swing cartoon below is famous amongst those who have been engaged in any kind of IT Project. It is very useful as a reminder of what not to do.

Project-Management — Swing and Tree & Cartoon

How the Customer explained it

What the Project Manager understood

How the Analyst designed it

How the Programmer wrote it

What the Business Consultant presented

How the Project was documented

What Operations installed

How the Customer was billed

How the Solution was supported

What the Customer really needed


Cartoon modified; Source unknown.

Maybe the saying "We'll swing it somehow" has its roots in this topic.