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Wed, 19 January 2005 13:00:00 GMT

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On the failure of large projects

Today while reading the [sigia-l] mailing-list, Donna M. Fritzsche uttered some wise words;

I would point to a few specifics:

1. The wrong people making high-level technical architecture decisions (purchasing products before the right research has been done.)

2. Not paying up front to hire the best people for high-level positions.

3. Not allowing your team leaders to put together the teams that they see fit.

4. Underestimating the time it takes too pull off a project of this magnitude (including preliminary testing, beta-testing, etc.) (I dont mean user testing here - but rather technical testing/simulation, user-testing too would be great).

Another project management nugget.

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