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What the Pilot Wanted Cartoons

Old 18th Oct 2020, 21:39
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What the Pilot Wanted Cartoons

Does anyone have a copy of a sequence of cartoons called What the Pilot Wanted that he could copy to me please? It started with a swing hung from a tree branch, followed by several drawings showing how this was interpreted by various departments, including 'elfin safety's version, with the branch cut off and the swing on the ground. Mine is presumably buried somewhere in the Misc. Docs. department of Buster11 Towers.
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 21:44
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Google swing designed by committee
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 21:48
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There are a lot of variants of this one:
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Im stealling that for work!
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Many thanks, MarcK. Shows how long ago mine was, as it was B&W. I'll see if anyone can come up with others; the one I had was military, with one of the interpretations being MoD (PE)'s version.
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There is a software design version which I like.

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The bit for me in this, when I did a PM role for a major IT "development", was the "What the Customer Really Wanted" box. It was spot on!!!!

My IT suppliers (the DCSA) were doing their nut and didn't believe me when I kept on saying that the customer had no idea at all what they wanted so I could not give them any Specs. I explained that we'd just need to roll out more of what they already had to the new people despite the fact it was meant to "transform how they worked" and that they'd just have to put in RFCs to modify it once they figured out how they wanted to "transform" once they were up and running.

Eventually, after a major meeting with the customers and suppliers in the same room, the DCSA realised that H 'n' H was not deranged (well, at least not completely deranged) and that my suggestion was the only solution. Never did find out whether any RFCs got raised as, directly after "Go Live" I left the Post! Not, it was planned that way ... and not by me .... before anyone accuses me of being "a rat abandoning a sinking ship"!!!!

Eek, eek!!!!! H 'n' H

PS Buster11, I recall the one you do but, sadly, don't have a copy.

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first seen by me at Control Data in 1976
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first seen by me at Control Data in 1976
Bet in 2076 they'll still be using it too! I may pop back then to check on my prediction - and my step-kids should still be alive so I can do a bit of "haunting" at the same time!!! The little [email protected]@ers deserve it!!!
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Found on t' internet - not able to credit...

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That last one is reminiscent of a Bob Stevens cartoon, but I cannot be sure.
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H`n H`.....strongly advise you Not ,REPEAT NOT to look at `NSFW(6488) on that website....!!
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Originally Posted by Hot 'n' High View Post
There is a software design version which I like.


and that my suggestion was the only solution. Never did find out whether any RFCs got raised as, directly after "Go Live" I left the Post! Not, it was planned that way ... and not by me .... before anyone accuses me of being "a rat abandoning a sinking ship"!!!!
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Every piece of major software I have seen implemented for a large entity did not work with one exception. Sacking of the development team and implementors shortly after go live was the standard. The one that worked pretty much held promotions off for 18 months during project, every one on project had a role to go into, were rewarded for their work and 12 months post implementation they went back to understand what worked, what didn't, what retraining was needed and retrain again.

Unsurprisingly their investment worked. Their requirement to be on the project in the first place was a minimum of on target (or plus) for 2 yrs running, this to be even considered rather than the let us get rid of this idiot out of the dept onto a project of others.
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Imagegear - there was a variation on that cartoon on one of the first pages of my college textbook on aircraft design (the class was taught by the guy who literally wrote the book).

The part of that always stuck in my mind was the weights group - the aircraft skin was "unobtainium, one mil thick" (the mention of 'unobtainium' when watching Avatar always brings that back ).

This one has always been one of my favorites (a copy graced my desk at work for many years):


It also comes frighteningly close to some of the Laplace Transformations I had to show back in my college controls class...
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H`n H`.....strongly advise you Not ,REPEAT NOT to look at `NSFW(6488) on that website....!!
Err, not had a chance to check sycamore. Why, is it showing something a Pilot may want????? Praps I'll look later!!!!!!!!! Got to reply to tdracer first.....

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This one has always been one of my favorites (a copy graced my desk at work for many years):


It also comes frighteningly close to some of the Laplace Transformations I had to show back in my college controls class...
tdracer, for me to get a Laplace Transform correct did take a "miracle". To this day I have no idea how I ever passed that part of my Degree Course!!!!!

Maybe I applied the same technique as I did to my one and only rock-climbing effort in 1981 under the watchful eye of a "kindly" RM Instructor - having explained to him that I didn't really "do" heights (tho flying S&L, Inverted, Unusual Attitudes is no problem!!!!! Bring that on!!!!!). It took me 10 minutes to climb 6 ft up a 30 ft cliff - along with a continuous torrent of abuse from the Bootneck up above at the top. The last thing I recall doing was shouting up, "Where can I put my hand next???" which only elicited a further torrent of abuse!

The next thing I recall is being at the top ..... with a VERY startled Bootneck Instructor looking at me thus..... !

"H 'n' H, how the fu£& did you manage that? I couldn't even pull the e££ing safety rope in fast enough! If you'd fallen you'd have been a gonner!! Don't you ever do that sort of thing again!!!". "Staff, I have no e££ing idea how I got here, the last I recall was I was wayyyy down there!". We both looked at each other in silence and then, in a very calm voice but with a dying echo of panic still there, the Bootneck said, "H 'n' H, if it's OK with you Sunshine, I think we should skip the rest of rock-climbing for you, don't you?". At that point the Bootneck and I were on exactly the same wavelength!!!! And, nope, I do not remember the intervening 24 ft (or however many it was)!!!!
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The original cartoon referred to was inded black and white and I first saw it in 1983
There were only six iterations, the first, "What the Pilot Wanted" was a swing hanging from a tree branch and ended up with "What MOD PE Installed" - some kind of lash-up that I forget.
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T.. some kind of lash-up that I forget.
meleagertoo,are you referring to (a) the device, (b) MoD(PE) or (c) both???????
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Probably this one with some changes in the captions. It has been around for many years (article about it here: https://www.businessballs.com/amusem...arly-versions/).
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I've been involved in numerous projects where the customer didn't know what they really wanted. They had an idea that they needed something and it was left to us to define it.

Of course we knew what was required, but once we had defined it, it was too expensive. So it was chopped and changed and later changed again when the customer thought about it.

So in the end they got what they didn't really want, for more than they wanted to spend and of course late.

I'm sure this'll sound familiar to quite a few...
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That's all you need to see after the client says:.... "and we will require a fixed price proposal with penalties for non-conformance, by the way we have already written the specification so we won't be needing any consultancy.".

It is important not to laugh loudly at this stage, because it might be taken the wrong way and get you shoed out the door, but sometimes one just cannot help it.

Later you might be awarded promotion or a salary increase, but more often than not - you get shown the door.
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