Friday, December 01, 2006

Software Project Disaster Types

The Codist carried a series of articles that I happened to stumble upon, thanks to reddit. Written by an experienced soul with about quarter of a century in this industry, these articles beautifully categorize software project disasters. Though I have only about half of the author's experience in the number of years, I can certainly relate to all of these at one level or the other. The good thing is also that it is not just an interesting list- there are some good suggestions to avoid them as well.
The six disaster types are:
  • The Train Wreck
  • The Death March
  • The Sisyphus Project
  • The Ten-Foot-Pole
  • The Kitchen Sink
  • The Painless Upgrade
What do they mean? Read it all at
http://codist.biit.com/fiche/thecodist/article/software-project-disaster-types-1-the-train-wreck

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