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Resistance And Lack

In “FAA’s air traffic modernization efforts face obstacles”, the US Transportation Department‘s Inspector General (IG) stated this finding:

“The FAA’s culture was resistant to the type of significant change needed to achieve NextGen and lacked a sense of urgency.”

Yawn. A culture resistant to change and lacking a sense of urgency? WTF and LOL. That can be said for just about any behemoth public or private org in the world. Resistance and lack are baked-in behaviors of people ensconced in hierarchically structured command-and-control systems where politics rule the roost and merit goes unacknowledged (except in management circles).

You gotta love the job of “Inspector General“. These dudes aren’t expected to create any value and they get to trash struggling taxpayer-funded projects in front of congress. Just think about it. If they don’t piss all over the projects they “inspect“, then they would be perceived as not doing their job. Me thinks the job of IG could be perfect for BD00 if he wasn’t so enamored with software development.

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Culture Adjustment

November 25, 2009 Leave a comment

I think that almost everyone heard about this week’s glitch in the air traffic control system that caused hours of flight delays. Here’s an interesting quote from the government’s GAO (FAA computer failure reflects growing burden on systems — Federal Computer Week):

“However, FAA faces several challenges in fulfilling NextGen’s objectives, including adjusting its culture and business practices, GAO concluded.”

Well, duh. Every mediocre and under performing corpo borg needs to “adjust its culture and business practices”. It’s just that none of them have the competence to do it, regardless of how many titles and credentials that the corpocrats running the show adorn themselves and their sycophants with.

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