Why all late projects are the same

Just read an astonishing article by Tom DeMarco (PDF here) on why “All late projects are the same”. It’s just amazing. Had some great insights. Some highlights: All projects that finish late have this one thing in common: they started late. This sounds really, really obvious at first, but it isn’t. Tom defines two underlying reasons for not starting a project early: Nobody had the guts to kick off the project until the competition proved it doable and desirable; by then, […]