With apologies to Bonnie Tyler


Turnaround, every single project's gotta wait for endorsement from someone doesn't answer their mail
Turnaround, every little project's gotta submit again for someone who's not been consulted before
Turnaround, every blasted project's gotta write a submission to another new approval body
Turnaround, every teeny project's gotta rework their timelines as priorities have shifted again

Turnaround rescope, every project keeps falling apart
Turnaround rebrand, every process keeps falling apart


Turnaround, every little change has got a governance process that's longer than the install lifetime
Turnaround, every minor change has got a dozen stakeholders who aren't available until the next month
Turnaround, every single change has got a meeting agenda that's too full we'll have to wait for a week
Turnaround, every tiny change has got to meet finance guidelines even though the blasted service is free

Turnaround rescope, every project keeps falling apart
Turnaround rebrand, every process keeps falling apart


And they need it by tonight
And the next board meeting's never
And the budget's getting real tight
The reporting lines are severed
We've tried to do things right
Followed process to the letter racing to deliver by the project's timelines
End of Year like a shadow looming all of the time
We don't know what to do, we're always in the dark
The endless process changes like they're jumping the shark

I need sign off by tonight
Next phase gotta start tonight
Next phase gotta start tonight


Once upon a time it was under control
Now the whole things falling apart
There's one thing you can do
Sign off so the project can start

Once upon a time we had staff on the ground
Now everyone's had to depart
Nothing we can do
You've got to sign the restart