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Death March, Second Edition by Edward Yourdon

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Chapter 7. Critical-Chain Scheduling and the Theory of Constraints

 

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance—it is the illusion of knowledge.

 
 --Daniel Boorstin (Librarian of Congress),Washington Post, Jan. 29, 1984

Introduction

An implicit premise of this book, at least for the last several chapters, is that a death march project represents dysfunctional behavior on the part of the customer, end-user, stakeholders, or entire organization—which the project manager has to cope with, survive, and hopefully overcome in a successful fashion. After all, what kind of rational, intelligent, ethical, fair-minded person would ask a project manager to accomplish something in half the amount of time that would normally be scheduled or with half ...

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