Showing posts from February, 2021

A recipe for failure

 I've recently created an account at a freelance agency to get requests. Very nice. So far, the technologies potential clients have listed are outside my skill set, but something is bound to come my way. Recently, I got the weirdest request: "Build a website similar to this Youtube video in three months with the technology you choose." With the available information, I just deleted the email. This is not something I want to think about as it's a recipe for failure: The scope is ill-defined. The technology is undefined. The team is nonexistent. The pay is undefined. The time restraint is unrealistic. If you should accept a job like this, you would have to: Design and create the website (and the security). Design and create the database. Create a functional analysis. Code, debug and test the code. You expose yourself to all kinds of trouble. As the scope is ill-defined, you risk not getting paid. Also, the people who wrote the job description are not interested in IT.