[LRUG] This can't be right...
matthewrudyjacobs at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 02:37:58 PDT 2007
I imagine they must have had a team of several thousand developers working
It makes so much sense.
I'm happy to tender to take over the contract.
How much does certification cost?
On 09/08/07, Daniel Lucraft <dan at fluentradical.com> wrote:
> Right and right.
> TO be fair, even the Ministry choked on £950m. The original costing was
> 'only' £235m and they've halted it after spending 'only' £155m.
> Even so though, I can't think where the money is going. I can't even
> think where they SAY the money is going.
> Chris Parsons wrote:
> > On 9 Aug 2007, at 09:54, Daniel Lucraft wrote:
> >> Here's the deal. The Ministry of Justice orders an application from
> >> EDS
> >> to track prisoner's parole status nationally. Requirements:
> >> (1) 300,000 prisoners to track.
> >> (2) 70,000 users total, spread around the country.
> >> EDS bill? £945m.
> >> WTF? Anyone have any comments on this? How is that possible?
> > I know, it's absolutely insane. You could build something like this
> > for 10,000th of the price. It's almost worth getting ISO9001
> > certified so that you can start getting some of these contracts.
> > When (if) government clues onto how much cheaper good software can
> > be, however, I'm not sure the ramifications are that good ("Hey, look
> > how affordable bureaucracy just got! Let's build 1000 extra features
> > in to *really* keep track of everyone!")
> > Chris
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