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Dang. You really need to put your foot down on some of these things. Make it imperative that you cannot begin working on task until all parts of the issue are presented.
Eurgh, frustrating as hell.
Whenever I face idiots that do this I create a story, then ask them to check *all* the details are there. When they approve , but come back with other requirements, I'll note a comment underneath saying "Bob has now informed me that x, y and z are also in scope." and ask them to verify. This continues whenever they change anything, and then it gives me a paper trail when a manager comes along and wonders what's happening.
It then should become painfully obvious they're the idiot, not you. Of course though, this does rely on having someone above them that also sees sense, and doesn't just assume "dev bad, middle manager good".
Root8334529dRoot gets a reply from Support Drone in Chief!
SDIC: <non-committal answers>
SDIC: <incoherent babbling>
SDIC: <contradictory statements>
SDIC: I really photosynthesize with this. (Paraphrased)
SDIC: Go get SD#2 to work with me.
We speak the same language, supposedly, but fucking hell I can’t understand much of this.
ARGH. WHY CANT PEOPLE JUST FUCKING TELL ME WHAT THEY WANT?!
I want to build your shit. MAKE IT EASY AND TELL ME! IF YOU DON’T KNOW, FUCKING SAY THAT.
I believe business still does not understand that software development is iterative. Things can be added later. Think "epics" and "stories": not every story has the same priority. Stop embracing waterfall and big design upfront. Just require the one thing that will improve one aspect of the product. Afterwards, we can build on top of that. Continuous improvement in small steps. It is not rocket science.
OmerFlame415328dMy dad works as a recording engineer and editor at a very successful orchestra in my country.
Every time he finishes a recording and sends it to his boss, the boss needs to listen and point out things he doesn't approve of and that need fixing.
For the last year, he hasn't listened to anything he sent, not even once.
About a month ago, he got so mad at his boss and told him that he is quitting (and he really did, he found another job as an electrical engineer).
About 3 weeks later, someone from the orchestra said that "someone else is in charge of listening now" and that he can come back, since they eliminated the issue. They also raised his pay. He is now back in the orchestra, while ALSO being an electrical engineer (time allows him to do both at the same time).
**Make some noise**. Noise is the key with annoying companies today. Not patience.