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on October 21, 2002
This book gives you a very real life understanding of projects. This is a book for project managers who are faced with the impossible. Death March projects seem to be the norm in the software industry. This book explains about how Death March Projects comes about, and how to survive it. While reading this book, I always found the examples given are very realistic. But this book does not offer solutions for people involved in Death March situations. There are no silver bullets here.
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on October 31, 2000
Yaa, this book gives you a very real life understanding of projects, "doomed to be failed". If you have read this book, you can understand the likely next step in the fateful project. This book should be read once, but use your own judgement in tackling the situation, if unfortunately caught into Death March.
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on June 7, 2000
There are more and more books coming out all the time on how to run your projects and, although the information given in here is good, there's not really anything here that you won't get elsewhere.
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on June 19, 1999
I liked this book very much.
It demonstrates that every one can help save the earth!.
The part about mulching shows that every one can help create earth especially in march.
I highly recommend this book to any gardener.
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on April 30, 1998
I believe that Yourdon makes some valid points about "Mission Impossible" software projects in the book - how they get started, why they continue in the face of utter failure and how to survive them. But I believe he should of stressed the need for more design upfront on the "Death March" projects, which would lead to a higher rate of success. I do believe that Yourdon is correct in his assessment that Death March projects are now the norm for the industry and enjoyed his up to date Dilbertesque comments. But, as I do believe the book was worthwhile reading, it was really rather thin on material and I don't believe I'll be referencing it in the future.
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on April 7, 1998
Although Yourdon does present many useful techniques for dealing with a project that is at risk because of unreasonable scheduling or budget demands, I'm not willing to believe that "death march" projects need to be the norm. I find his opinion to be overly cynical and lacking in imagination. Perhaps its time for Mr. Yourdon to leave writing about software development to others that have not given up on the industry.
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