Prelude: Project Phoenix[*]—An APM Fable of Revival and Renewal

[*] Project Phoenix is a true project experience narrated metaphorically through the fable of the Phoenix—the mythical bird that was consumed by fire but miraculously sprang to life again from its ashes.

Part I Crash and Burn: The Familiar Road to Failure

Project Phoenix is a large mission-critical project with a charter to develop and deliver a Web application product that replaces paper-intensive business processes between many parties. The application is crucial to helping the company maintain its competitiveness in its domain. Project Phoenix's product in going to fill a void in the industry and provide the company with significant financial reward.

Project Phoenix is born. It ...

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