A Similar Model for the Technology Industries

Most IT professionals who have developed systems and software, managed technology projects, or helped guide technology organizations understand the intricacies inherent in complex projects. Taxed resources, changing technologies, competing stakeholder agendas, evolving requirements—these are just a few of the elements that need to be successfully juggled across even a simple project’s life.

Many people cite this reality as a reason to avoid process. What they do in their shop, they maintain, is too unique for process to apply. Or process by definition is heavy and will weigh down performance and creativity. Or they just don’t have the time to develop a process. Or systems development is more art than ...

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