What Would Yogi Say?

by Tara McGoldrick Walsh, ORN Editor

As the sometimes baffling yet ultimately sage Yogi Berra once put it: "You got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there." This slightly corkscrew bit of advice holds a nugget of truth for managing successful projects--you gotta know what can cause a project to fail, to know how to make it succeed.

Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene offer more straightforward advice on what programmers need to know to save floundering software projects in Why Do Projects Fail?, an excerpt from their PDF with the very apropos title: How to Keep Your Boss from Sinking Your Project.