Tech Stack Bingo is when a business has a portfolio of, seemingly random, tech they acquired (sold to) over the years.
As the projects roll in, the needs mark a match with an existing tech.
The closer the match the better. They win if no tech lingers on without a project and nothing comes in needing a new tech – BINGO.
Some sorry businesses try to cheat their way by forcing some close enough tech on the project.
This is where disaster strikes. It happens more often than one would expect, for example:
- somebody bought the tech and now need to use it, cannot lose face (or the job)
- everything is done with the one and only tech the organisation has some skills in (nail and hammer)