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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This work covers the project lifecycle, addressing every key issue participants face: Yourdon covers youreon entire project lifecycle, systematically addressing every key issue participants face: Because, as consultant Dave Kleist observed in an e-mail note, “Death march projects are rarely billed as such, and it takes a lot of work when being hired from the outside to discover if your hiring company is prone to creating death march projects.

By Edward Yourdon Feb 6, Why do they happen? The book is so so. Prentice Hall Professional- Computers – pages.

Rod Biggar at CSI reminded me of this book. What is a death march project? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Marc and Privacy Policy. Ironically, it was the most fun project of my career.

Death March

And the really disturbing conclusion: Fully updated and expanded, with powerful new techniques! It confirmed much of what I knew was wrong with the project. August Learn how and when to remove this template message.


This is targeted towards big-company developers and managers; you’ll never reach this point at a startup – you’ll be bankrupt first.

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Unless you are truly trapped in a “Death March” project with no way out and just need something to marhc you cope, I would move on from this book, or at least read the other two I mentioned first. Quite simply, a death march project is one mrach “project parameters” exceed the norm by at least 50 percent. User Review – Flag as inappropriate You can see the original posting of this review on my website: In other words, a death march is just about every project in these crazy days of compressed development cycles.

Edwarx doubling the functionality—i. Unfortunately, it’s happening far more often, as this edition of Death March is being written in the spring ofbecause of the ongoing economic recession and the associated cutbacks in IT budgets.

Often even financial bonuses to employees will not help with the exception of avoiding takeovers from competition.

This may have come about as a result of someone’s naive belief that a new programming language or application development environment will magically double the team’s productivity—despite the efward that the team was given no training or practice with the youron technology and probably wasn’t even consulted about the decision to use the technology in the first place.

Can’t rate it as I read this book very long time ago. Yourdon has spent a great deal of time laying the blame on others and offering no good solutions nor any helpful advice. As Ed Yourdon says in the preface to Death March “The wonderful thing about the title is that I don’t even have to explain it.


I have read the Polish edition: Still, Yourdon modestly succeeds to persuade the reader to have a more mature view that if a culture of death marches can be refuted in many cases for the reader and dath not then coping strategies the reader can adopt to co-exist with them.

To many grizzled IT veterans, these are rhetorical questions. This review is probably going to be a lot like the one mrch the previous book – “Practical guide to defect prevention”, so please have a look at that one. An internationally recognized consultant, he is author or coauthor of more than 25 books, including Byte EdwsrdManaging High-Intensity Internet Projectsand Decline and Fall of the American Programmer. And how to maybe turn it around.

I read this the year I lived a death march project.

Death March by Edward Yourdon

I have decided that I don’t care for Yourdon’s view of things: Death March, Second Edition 1 review. With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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