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Moneyball program

heard an executive talking about moneyball program, seems like an initiative to reward employees after the current appraisal season is over. Any idea if this is true ? If this is real some dxc staff would be happy.

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Post ID: @OP+133VDuaz

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I would encourage you all to read the Moneyball theory before posting. In a nutshell it is about focusing on the ‘somewhat better than average’ approach. Essential to the theory is the concept that the bulk of your business across all areas is achieved by the ‘players’ (and processes, equipment, etc.) that are ‘good enough’. The change is in where you spend to grow the business. Instead of investing in what is seen as expensive bets or heavy hitters, you spend to maintain the ‘good enough’ in the HOPE that the people deemed good enough will try that much harder with substandard equipment and less support. (Ever hear the phrase “Rise to the occasion?)

In practice, it is the end of life approach. Your best and brightest exit quickly to greener pastures, you end up with what you currently have. Fixtures. Those who either can’t, or won’t, move on, but are also so disaffected that they refuse to improve. Ultimately, you are retaining and acquiring the best you can get at the lowest possible cost.

The fundamental flaw in moneyball is that it relies upon the theory that teamwork makes the dream work. Or, better stated, the belief that a good team can become great, even when they can’t afford star players, because the also-ran players like to play the game and work together to be the best. In reality, your team, as evidenced on this site, does not play well together.

Good luck. It’s been tried at many places...Secureworks, Dell, EDS, GE Digital. In each case, the business is sold for sc-aps.

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Post ID: @9ase+133VDuaz

This is very close to the official explanation: "Moneyball program is a program to replace end of life equipment with pre-purchased at a discount from our vendors."

I saw a list of some of the Moneyball equipment that was pre-purchase. My estimate is the equipment (enterprise SANs, Networking gear, etc.) would have a value easily nearing $100 million (based on the quantities listed and my knowledge of what prices my team has paid for some of this equipment when purchase separately). Much of this equipment is now sitting in DXC warehouses, and DXC is desperately trying to find projects and teams to take the equipment.

To me, the Moneyball program smells like some backroom deal between CSC, HPE and other equipment vendor executives to spike equipment and services sales revenue in order to boost stock prices and ensure the big-wigs get bonuses for meeting their performance goals.

DXC has no money for staff raises and is constantly implementing WFRs. Yet they can invest $100 million to 'pre-purchase' equipment, and now they are struggling to find the end-of-life equipment this program is supposed to replace!

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Post ID: @6dur+133VDuaz

Moneyball program is a program to replace end of life equipment with pre-purchased at a discount from our vendors. It has nothing to do with People getting more money. Maybe who ever posted this , should listen better and not make stupid assumptions about a small piece of information she/he hear at the coffee machine or at the pub.

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Post ID: @3juh+133VDuaz

Money and balls 2 things DXC don't have, and if they did they wouldn't give to the monkeys on the ground

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Post ID: @3kie+133VDuaz

Moneyball programme likely to be more WFR rolling out throughout the world for Sal to cut costs asap and try to turn this turkey around - from disastrous reign by Lawrie.

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Post ID: @2gyg+133VDuaz

I received an Email from my manager saying there would be raises, but not everyone was going to get a raise. My manager went on to encourage us to "please ensure that your comments include detailed quantitative results". Don't just put "best DBA on my team". This is funny because I am not even a DBA. I already did my comments before this Email came out. So unless my manager unlocks my self appraisal I guess I will not be getting a raise.

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Post ID: @ytp+133VDuaz

You heard correctly all talk and no action. Just words to try and up morale. Until you actually are offered a rise then I would just let out the hot air. Everyone I have talked to are not bothering with their appraisal as they have been lied to every year and Sal is no different so far been in a few months and no emails about us getting a rise so far so don't hold your breath!

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Post ID: @ewc+133VDuaz

Moneyball has been running in DXC for a couple of years. From what I recall it was a mostly Finance led program which focused on DXC spend commitments with its partners, getting control and visibility etc of spend. Unfortunately if that is the program your Exec friend referred to then it has nothing to do with financial reward or pay hikes. Sorry to ruin the dream

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Post ID: @lgl+133VDuaz

Sounds like a lottery. Do you have to buy a ticket and how much of the sales are kept by management ;-)

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Post ID: @tpx+133VDuaz

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