One of my clients is a Fortune 500 company. They need some help setting up some software for their developer teams. According to their contractor policy, no consultant can come on the premises unless they have a signed PO. That seems to make sense, but here is the problem: They recently upgraded their PO system and it didn’t quite go according to plan. No one in the entire company can create a PO. So I can’t come on their property until the system is fixed.
What would be really ironic is if I was the person they needed to fix their purchase order system. I wouldn’t be able to fix it until it was working. :)