Thursday, January 8, 2009

Pick your battles

Random: Had a conversation today about when the right time to push for the things you want at work... in this case tools.  There is definitely a right and wrong time.  In this case, some of the push-back is due to the many deadlines hanging over everyone's head... and then again some may be posturing.  Requesting new tools to be installed/purchased/etc. during a period of stress at any level is futile.  The best advice I could give was to get things done first and document the different times during the push that this new tool could have come in handy.  After a "big win" or deployment, I'm not sure he'll have the same resistence to the tools he wants.