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Death March, Second Edition by Edward Yourdon

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Chapter 8. Time Management

 

Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.

 
 --Horace Mann

In a death march project, virtually all of the critical resources—time, personnel, money, computer workstations, and even office space—are in short supply. Many of the these resources are limited only because of political decisions, and those decisions can be changed: If key stakeholders decide that it's important enough, more people can be assigned to the project, more money can be budgeted, and civilized working quarters can be found.

But time cannot be manufactured out of thin air, nor can its passage be slowed. As Horace Mann observes in the opening ...

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