Re: Heroic effort to save a failing project
- --- In email@example.com, "Kane Mar" <kane_sfo@...> wrote:
>Hmmm, in this context I've discovered a new spin to the
> Everything about this is a bad idea.
> Trying to rush a product before its time is always a bad idea...
> This sounds like a Squirrel-Burger* to me!
> Best regards,
> Kane Mar
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> B: http://KaneMar.Wordpress.com
> (*) For those not familiar with a Squirrel-Burger, it's an exercise
> from Ken Schwaber's CSM course where he describes a scenario in which
> a customer is sold a low quality product without being informed of the
> risks involved.
squirrel-burger story. There wasn't enough cash for meat, so the
squirrel got served up instead. Cheaper, right? NOT for the squirrel...
In a Death March project, are the developers being "served up" ?
In case there is interest, here is some reference material to help in
dealing with a boss in a death march situation:
From Ron Jeffries: Impact of Overtime on Productivity
(perhaps Ron already pointed this out... didn't read the whole thread)
Mark Hedlund has a favourite story: he tells of the BigBook Technique,
a simple ploy engineers once used to communicate with their CEO about
a death-march project. With yet another big-project implosion in the
news, Hedlund felt the need to roll out this simple remedy, again. In
effect: nine women simply cannot deliver a baby in one month. If that
sounds familiar, this story may be of use to you.
My Jan 2006 New Year's wish for my colleagues on this list:
and, finally, a picture is worth a thousand words
Something a little different on Work-Life Balance
now, go and be happy and sensible :-)
best of luck!