New Project

We started a new project in earnest today. Another ‘interesting’ one. It is a complete ‘re-skin’ of an existing site which “just requires a little bit of extra functionality”. “Oh yeah and it needs to be finished by the 23 of August”.
Which gives us just 13 working days!
That’s OK they say, “You can have some extra resources”. “Who?” we say. “Just one guy who hasn’t worked on the project for a year, and two guys on loan from another company who have never programmed in JSP before.” they say. “Oh great, thanks” we say. “Any and all overtime is automatically approved”. they say.