Chapter 1. Introducing Outside-in Development

“The Standish Group research shows a staggering 31.1% of projects will be canceled before they ever get completed. Further results indicate 52.7% of projects will cost 189% of their original estimates. The cost of these failures and overruns {is} just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. The lost opportunity costs are not measurable, but could easily be in the trillions of dollars.”—The Standish Group1

Have you ever been part of an extremely successful project? If you have, just asking this question probably has you flashing back to those days with a smile on your face. These are the projects on which members of the team really clicked. The team members grew stronger as the project progressed because ...

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