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The geekiest instant message that I've sent (in a while)...

The geekiest instant message that I've sent (in a while)...

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As I'm getting ready to roll off the current engagement, I've been having conversations with the next vic-, er, person in line to "Assume the Position"® who was lamenting the lack of Rules of Engagement. Statement of purpose. Or even general direction.

When the conversation reached the point of ambiguity that the role doesn't even have a proper mission statement, I shared my personal guiding philosophy about being given executive direction:

David Reed says: MissionStatement = MissionStatement == null ? WriteOwnMissionStatement() : UseMissionStatementGiven();

It also helps to take that output back past the client for further validation, but of course, I have a higher chaos tolerance than many... Odd how it doesn't seem as funny now as it did with less sleep. Guess you had to be there.

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  • Personally, I would have phrased it "I've been having conversations with my superb replacement, future Sql Ranger and evangelist of all things Sql Server"

    But that's just me.

  • Sure, Stevie Wonder. When you start posting to forums, developing community projects, blogging and writing books, I'll start treating you like an MVP. Heh. Seriously, though, you da' man! You'll make a great Ranger, if you make it through selection... I'll make sure the instructors know who you are! ;-)

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