(1). To replace a system your company currently licenses with one your tech guys build themselves. Get ready for a buggy UI!
“So, we’re looking to in-house our general ledger system. Dipal said it would take six months and cost about half a million bucks. So, I’m prepping for about an 18-month turnaround with a budget of about two million bucks.”
(1). An artificial deadline for an IT or Ops project to be completed, generally ignored by staff and management alike. The “go live date” may actually occur anywhere between two weeks and three years from the original, stated timeframe.
“Hey Tom, what’s the go live date for that new client dashboard the neck beards are working on? I think when we told the higher ups December, they thought we meant of this year! Can you believe that? That’s only 11 months away! We gotta buy more time.”