MVI really is back! Here's his post to me : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Looks like our old friend MVI is all set-up in DC. I don't think he'll mind me reposting this. <:)=

Yep, I'm back. Sorry guys haven't had much time lately. Staring at another screen after work hasn't been one of my favorite things to do lately. You might ask, how is it going? Well, I'm performing Y2K audits. Tally so far? Three systems reviewed, three failed. Reason for failure. Insuffient information supplied. I've been on the other end of these things frequently. The primary tactic is to provide reams of documention, smoke, fog and hope for the best. Its a bad tactic; however, it does buy you time. The problem here is obvious. Not much time (nor money) left. One bright spot though. Lots of non-compliant mainframe apps being replaced by client/server using SQL, ACCESS, etc. Bad interfaces to deal with.

The company that I work for is using only senior IT folks to perform the verification and validation. This concept was sold to the feds in the proposal. Good, competent resources not some wet behind the ears newbies like you sometimes see performing system audits. More later.

MoVe Immediate -- MVI (, March 09, 1999.

-- Sysman (, March 09, 1999



Thats awful, its good you found it. Whats the problem? The only time Ive seen that attitude taken by the testers is when they havent been allocated enough time for testing or for some reason arent taking the issue seriously. Are you testing with the actual users of the system? or with the people who programmed them? Have the auditing requirements been clearly stated? These are but a few of the problems Ive seen in obtaining decent meaningful results.

feel free to email me for more specific suggestions if you wish


-- nyc (, March 09, 1999.

Hi nyc. Maybe I should explain. MVI is an old regular on this forum that was convinced to come out of retirement and move to Disneyland, sorry, Washington, DC to work on this project. We probably won't be seeing as much of him but I'm sure he'll at least be checking in often. I'm sure he'll see your answer. <:)=

-- Sysman (, March 09, 1999.

Hey Sys! Are you adding him to your head count? Remember, we wanna get to 1000 programmers! (See my answer to your previous head-count of programmers thread!)


-- FM (, March 10, 1999.

nyc, the requirements are crystal clear. Dealing directly with programmers? nope. layers of bureaucracy.

MoVe Immediate (snowed in because the I can't get my pickup truck out of the parking lot)

-- MVI (, March 10, 1999.

Hey MVI,

I bet you can't believe how this forum has grown in number of threads since you left about two months ago. You have to hunt long and hard for the names that posted to this forum in the middle of last year. Diane still posts regularly, but there is usually 100 posts between each before you see her name. Awareness is growing tremendously. Good luck in D.C.


-- flierdude (, March 10, 1999.

yep, its huge Mike. So little time, so many posts. Thanks for the encouragement.

MoVe Immediate

-- MVI (, March 11, 1999.

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