Multi platform, high volume data recording

Gareth Kirwan gbjk at
Sun Nov 11 18:05:50 GMT 2007

On Sun, 2007-11-11 at 17:40 +0000, Jonathan Stowe wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-11-11 at 16:16 +0000, Gareth Kirwan wrote:
> > 
> > Spotting that you're running behind schedule as early as possible is
> > crucial, obviously.
> > 
> I'd go further and say that developing a project plan upfront with
> sensible resource and time estimates is crucial, then provide for any
> shortfall before beginning the implementation. Re-jigging things while a
> project is in flight due to bad planning usually proves more costly than
> having wiggle room in your resource base from the start.
> Of course most geeks dislike proper project management and are generally
> over-confident in their ability to make good estimates.

Absolutely, but the two aren't mutually exclusive.
You can have an excellent plan, and you can still end up behind schedule
for any number of reasons.

And on this subject I'd recommend to you, Lyle, as another did to me:
"Applied software project management", 0596009488

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