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CMMI Survival Guide: Just Enough Process Improvement by Richard Turner, Suzanne Garcia

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Part IIMapping the Route

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless,but planning is indispensable.Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890–1969)

A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door.Confucius

It is not the brains that matter most, but that which guidesthem—the character, the heart, generous qualities, progressive ideas.Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881), Russian novelist

The shortest route is not the most direct one, but rather the one where the mostfavorable winds swell our sails: that is the lesson that seafarers teach.Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

You’ve scouted out the territory and have decided it is worthwhile to take this journey—that is, the benefits outweigh the costs, and the risks are manageable. ...

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