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"If a project has not achieved a system architecture, including its rationale, the project should not proceed to full-scale system development. Specifying the architecture as a deliverable enables its use throughout the development and maintenance process."
- Barry Boehm

"There comes a time in the history of any project when it becomes necessary to shoot the engineers and begin production."
- Anonymous - MacUser in 1990

"We are still in the infancy of naming what is really happening on software development projects."
- Alistair Cockburn - Agile Software Development

"Any problem in computer science can be solved with another layer of indirection."
- David Wheeler - David Wheeler was chief programmer for the EDSAC project in the early 1950s.
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"When you spend time to find & fix all the bugs in your project, you can't complete the project in your life time."
- Anonymous - Ignore some bugs
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"How does a project get to be a year late? One day at a time."
- Frederick P. Brooks, The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition) by Frederick P. Brooks , ISBN: 0201835959
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"As Thomas Hobbes observed in the 17th century, life under mob rule is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. Life on a poorly run software project is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and hardly ever short enough. "
- Steve C McConnell, Software Project Survival Guide by Steve C McConnell , ISBN: 1572316217 , Page: 7, Chapter 1
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"The best way to get a project done faster is to start sooner."
- Jim Highsmith
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"In dealing with customers, you must understand that there are things they want and things they need. A successful project manager distills the needs from the wants and satisfies them while delivering the system at reasonable cost."
- Larry Bernstein
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