Death March has ratings and 34 reviews. Todd said: I read this one specifically because of a project I was on at the time. And I left it out on my de. Thoroughly revised and updated, this practical handbook on software project success and survival explains how to confront five important issues involved in all . Why would anyone in his right mind agree to participate in such a project? Ed Yourdon explains how you might find yourself in such a mire.

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Again, this is often the result of downsizing and other cost-cutting measures, but it can also result from competitive bidding on a fixed-price contract, where the project manager in a consulting firm is informed by the marketing department that, “the good news is that we won the contract; the bad news is that we had to cut your budget in half in order to beat out the competitors. Thanks for telling us about the problem. But most commonly, the reason for the high risk assessment is a combination of the constraints described above.

In most projects, this means one or more of the following constraints have been imposed upon the project:. And how to maybe turn it around. May 26, Alex Railean rated it liked it Shelves: You can see the original posting of this review on my website: Everythingin their experience, is a death march project.


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Feb 28, Todd rated it liked it. This is targeted towards big-company developers and managers; you’ll never reach this point at a startup – you’ll be bankrupt first. Preview — Death March by Edward Yourdon.

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Death March by Edward Yourdon

Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Ever been on a big computer project? Although software development is populated with intelligent programmers and managers, death marches occur “because the competitive business pressure demands it and the new technical opportunities invite it,” he says.

And another may find it in edsard banks. How did we get into this mess?

I think it was because I was put off by some of the author’s statements that felt like accusations. Good read on death march projects.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. But you won’t just recognize your reality: I’m sometimes think they are obvious, deah most people never ask me what I mean by “death march. Naturally, the tension and pressure escalate in such environments, so that the death march team operates as if it is on a steady diet of Jolt cola.

It edwwrd to me at the time. Each man or woman must find for himself or herself that occupation in which hard work and long hours make him or her happy.


Books by Edward Yourdon. Ok, I’ve given up trying to read the book entirely. Selected pages Title Page. Apr 01, Frank Thun rated it it was ok. Not really focused on developers, it stands on the POV of the project manager most of the time, having little practical knowledge to be gathered by developers.

Essentially, that’s a project where you have too little resources in terms of time or personnel. The term “death march” in this context was discussed at length in Edward Yourdon ‘s book Death March: Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure Mr. The budget and associated resources have been cut in half.

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However, it’s good to know that there are no silver bullets. What is a death march project? Despite the subtitle, there are no simple, clear cut solutions in this book. Oct 23, JefferyG rated it it was amazing. Quite simply, a death march project is one whose “project parameters” macrh the norm by at least 50 percent. And it’s not a bad idea for the marketing and sales people who sometime spawn the death marches to give it a look, too. Trivia About Death March.