7. Managing Requirements and People

What Skipper would Incur the risk, What Buccaneer would ride, Without a surety from the wind Or schedule of the tide?



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7.1 Introduction

The perceived importance of project management has been increasing in the years since Peter Drucker (Drucker 1993) introduced it as a topic worthy of discussion and specialization in the 1950s. Management of software development projects has also been a much discussed area. It is fair to say software development projects are among the most complex undertakings. It is also fair to say that they have consistently been poorly ...

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