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“Belief in Impossible Things”


There is probably no job on earth for which an ability to believe six impossible things before breakfast is more of a requirement than software project management. We are routinely expected to work ourselves into a state of believing in a deadline, a budget, or a performance factor that time subsequently may prove to be impossible.

Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister, 2003

From the book Waltzing with Bears: Managing Risk on Software Projects

© 2003 Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister

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