This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started), but it is best described by Ray who says this is Daddy's thoughts! Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
Ever bump into a hot air ballonist manager?
A colleague at work recently told me the joke below. It reminded me of
managers in IT environments who make decisions based on factors other
than technical relevance, the so called layer 8 level. Ever heard of
layer 8? The OSI (7 layer) reference model (physical, link, network,
transport, session, presentation, application) is widely referred to in
networking technology. Layer 8 refers to variably the "political",
"management", "people" or "money" layer, or some other element that is
being denigrated as being technically irrelevant and therefore stupid.
Layer 8 problems often occur and we never put them in our CVs (read
about it here).