CI Followup

Quick followup on the Contextual Inquiry post. Last time I said:

So, thanks to my contextual inquiry, and seeing the application and users in action, it is going to be my recommendation to scrap the project.

So I did and it worked. They are still running the project in order to get a particular application to pass info into the app I was looking at. This is good as it will cut down on some of the data entry. It’s nice and comforting in a way to be able to recommend that a project be scrapped. Luckily I am in a position of being an employee and not a contract worker. I wonder what I would have done in that case?

Anyone out there have a similar situation at any point? And work on contract? How do you do what’s best for the user and business and still keep a job?