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, […]