As we all know, shit rolls downhill. The following diagram illustrates exactly how this process takes place in a professional engineering company.
At the top of the hill is the Customer. Generally, the Customer, in one way or another, generates the shit.
The shit first reaches the VP. But the VP is very adept at smelling shit coming, and says, ?I?m a VP, I don?t have to take this shit.? And so the shit rolls on by.
Now the shit reaches the Manager. It?s picking up some speed by now, and the Manager gets splashed. ?Phew, this shit stinks,? says the Manager, ?better pass it down.?
So the shit washes over the Project Leader, and he gets well dipped in shit. But by this time, the shit has a lot of momentum, and it keeps rolling down.
And so the shit lands on the Engineer. And the Engineer gets covered in it, and spends the entire project swimming in it.
Sales is shielded from the shit by the Crest of Ignorance, which keeps shit from rolling down on them, and ensures that the Engineer remains submerged.
Meanwhile, however, Sales discovers more shit as they proceed with the project. Not sure what to do with it, they conceal it in the Cave of Unreported Requirements.
After a while, the cave gets filled with shit, and it starts to ferment. Then the Engineer begins to smell hidden shit, and wonders ?Dammit, now who?s been hiding shit??
So, next time you?re the Engineer on a project, and you wonder why your life seems like shit, just refer to the diagram.Credit to the owner