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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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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. This is about how to survive a software development project when management has not allocated sufficient resources e. Like Peoleware, it’s often oriented at the human side of things.

You can see the original posting of this review on my website: I think it was because I was put off by some of the author’s statements that felt like accusations. This one, in particular, bothered me: If you’re the naively optimistic software engineer responsible for making the death march estimate, chances are that you don’t even know what you’re doing.

Yes, I am young and naive and optimistic and not-as-experienced as Mr.

Yourdon, but if I didn’t think there was something to gained from his “old fart” ykurdon, I wouldn’t be reading this book! It’s obvious that Mr. Yourdon thinks highly of himself and other like him. His favorite catchphrase, “battle-scarred veteran,” has already become annoying, and I’m hardly on page I feel that in this chapter, Mr.

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Yourdon has spent a great deal edwad time laying the blame on others and offering no good solutions nor any helpful advice. To be less pessimistic, I will give the author credit for being very thorough in explaining his argument. Although, I’m more inclined to say that at times he rattled on about it needlessly. The only non-negative I can say about this erward is the Notes section at the end of the chapter.

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It was interesting to read and skim through the e-mails Mr. Yourdon used in his research. It also reminded me of the major important points he covered that I had forgotten because of his verbose youedon. I’ve given up on trying to review each chapter individually.

I’m having a hard enough time just reading them. Writing a review for each chapter makes this book more burdensome than it already match. Ok, I’ve given up trying to read the book entirely. Well, maybe I’ll go back and try to finish it one day. I just can’t get motivated from an author whose web site looks like this.

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Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure Mr. Yourdon is a great, smart, knowledgeable guy. I’ve just lost interest in his book. An internationally recognized consultant, he is author or coauthor of more than 25 books, including Byte WarsManaging High-Intensity Internet Projectsand Decline and Fall of the American Programmer.

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Death March by Edward Yourdon

Thoroughly revised and updated, this practical handbook on software project success and survival explains how to confront five important issues involved in all software projects–people, politics, process, project management, and tools–and furnishes new sections on estimation, negotiation, time management, agile concepts, updated references, and real-world examples.

User Review – Flag as inappropriate You can see the original posting of this review on my website: Selected pages Title Page. Messerschmitt Yoyrdon preview – Death March Edward Yourdon Snippet view –