Death March: The Complete Software Developer’s Guide to Surviving Mission Yourdon walks step-by-step through the entire project life cycle, showing both. Death March: The Complete Software Developer’s Guide to Surviving “Mission Impossible” Projects. Author: Edward Edward Yourdon. Death March by Edward Yourdon. Notes taken by Matthias Günther | 2 minutes read. p Marine Corps mentality => real programmers don’t need sleep; p
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This is about how to survive a software development project when management has not allocated sufficient resources e. May 26, Alex Railean rated it liked it Shelves: I just can’t get motivated from an author whose web site looks like this.
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Business culture pressures, such as the corporate pursuit of short-term maximization of profits, may play a role in addition to mere incompetence.
Death march (project management)
deayh Oct 23, JefferyG rated it it was amazing. Apr 06, James Snook rated it liked it. To be less pessimistic, I will give the author credit for being very thorough in explaining his argument.
Patent under-resourcing is especially offensive at a large corporation with sufficient financing. This review is probably going to be a lot like the one for the previous book – “Practical guide to defect prevention”, so please have a look at that one. youedon
If you think the answers to these questions are obvious, feel free to jump to the next chapter. I think it was because I was put off by some of the author’s statements that felt like accusations. Of course, there are much more topics that are important. As Ed Yourdon says in the preface to Death March “The wonderful thing about the title is that I don’t even have to explain match.
How to recognize when your project has gone wrong. Jul 05, Oleksandr rated it really liked it. See All Related Store Items.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But I remember it been mildly entertainig and mostly unpractical. Still, Yourdon modestly succeeds to persuade the reader to have a more mature view that if a culture of death marches can be refuted in many cases for the reader and if not then yourddon strategies the reader can adopt to co-exist with them.
Despite the subtitle, there are no simple, clear cut solutions in this book. I realize the point is to help the reader cope with how to handle difficult projects where there is no way to really “win”. Dewth two are alike and there is no reason to expect yourdom to be. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This page was last edited on 18 Augustat Oct 16, Petr added it.
Death March by Edward Yourdon
This chapter is from the book. Happiness lies in being privileged to work hard for long hours in doing whatever you think is worth doing. We went down, but we went down together and in good spirits. Perhaps you need to take up bank robbing. Not really focused on developers, it stands on the POV of the project manager most of the drath, having little practical knowledge to be gathered by developers. For the war crime, see death march.
Why do they happen? Thus, if the normal work-week is 40 hours, then a death march project team is often found working hour days, six days a week. Ironically, it was the most fun project of my yoourdon. Well, maybe I’ll go back and try to finish it one day.
Do whatever you need to do to get a copy! From the thought-leader of technical productivity, still applicable today. Because of the competitive pressures of business competition in today’s global youron, along with the concept of “Internet time” from the dot-com era of the computer industry, this is probably the most common form of death march project.
Everythingin their experience, is a death march project. Views Read Edit View history. One man may find happiness in supporting a wife and children.
Dec 06, Hrishikesh Choudhari rated it it was amazing. Again, this is often the result of downsizing and other cost-cutting measures, but it can also result from competitive bidding on a fixed-price contract, where the project manager in a consulting firm is informed by the marketing department that, “the good news is that we won the contract; the bad news is that we had to cut your budget in half in order to beat out the competitors.