Lastest oil & gas working group survey results finally posted : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

I believe these are the raw data etc behind the recent press release.

-- jill ward (, February 25, 1999


-- here ya go (links@up.there), February 25, 1999.


-- x (, February 25, 1999.

well, I finally got a chance to look at the stuff, and it is all happy face charts. No depth, no real data. what a joke

-- jillward (, February 26, 1999.

Well, they had more respondents than in last survey. The only real good news, unverifiable in their presentation, is that the embedded system problem is less than anticipated.

The first doc in the series, 600k of .pdf, is a graphical representation of the 2nd and 3rd docs. The graphs are somewhat misleading, especially those on 11 and 12, if memory serves. These are the graphs of progress set out by quarters, but the year isn't given and I assumed initially that the progress was as of 12-31-98, but that made the graphs absurd. I can only assume that this misleading presentation was deliberate, since it is both subtle and blatent.

The survey shows progress since the last survey, as it should. The progress isn't out of line from the former figures. However this year's projections for CP's, ES, and remediation/testing/integration must be assuming that progress will proceed at a much faster pace than their own historical surveys indicate.

These survey results would be of greater interest if the raw data from which the results were generated were available for us to look over. As it stands, yes, they have made progress, but the forecasts might appear to be reported with an eye out toward Wall Street and stock price stability.

-- Mitchell Barnes (, February 26, 1999.

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