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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.

From the Book Waltzing with Bears: Managing Risk on Software Projects, New York: Dorset House Publishing, 2003, ISBN 0932633609

Date Added: 2006 Nov 30