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Column: Practitioner Notes: A Study of Schedule Slips in a Large Firm

Summary: A case study of a large firm plagued by time-to-market problems is presented. If any of several projects needed to produce software products slipped its schedule, the product was likely to be delayed. Problems were identified in project leader characteristics, project characteristics, and project member characteristics. Armed with this foreknowledge, management would be able to prevent or reduce schedule slips and assign leaders and members to projects suitable to their talents, experience and background.

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  • Topics: Project Management, Leadership
  • Keywords: Case study,Estimation,Project management,Management styles,Leadership
  • Author: Boyd, Milt
  • Journal: Software Quality Professional Magazine