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Catastrophe Disentanglement: Getting Software Projects Back on Track by E. M. Bennatan

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Chapter 1

1 Hal was the wayward computer in Stanley Kubrick’s movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.

2 Unless, of course, the project cannot be saved and gets cancelled.

3 The most common argument is that organizations that permit overruns of more than 50%, or the release of products with severe quality problems, have little chance of survival.

4 Without the need to speculate further, we can state that the 45% is a low figure; there are certainly more successful project rescues within the 30% who responded that “some are saved and some are not.” So the overlap may look even better.

Chapter 2

1 To be statistically accurate, the results may have also included some projects that were finished early, but we risked the speculation that such cases (if any) would ...

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