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Avoid Thrashing to Release Your Project on Time and Budget


As my team and I work towards a major deadline this week, I am reminded at how easily last minute thrashing sneaks into a project that has many stakeholders involved. This is a challenge that a properly run Agile project should be able to minimize, but it seems to always be there.

Chris Getman (@chrisgetman) published a great post on his blog, referencing the same Seth Godin video that I recently watched, entitled Thrashing: Why Your Project Slipped.

Video: Seth Godin: Quieting the Lizard Brain.

A well run Agile project can minimize some of these tendencies by focusing on regular releases. As Seth would say, ship! What we do for a living is ship!

About Frank Rietta

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Frank Rietta is specialized in working with startups, new Internet businesses, and in developing with the Ruby on Rails platform to build scalable businesses. He is a computer scientist with a Masters in Information Security from the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He teaches about security topics and is a contributor to the security chapter of the 7th edition of the "Fundamentals of Database Systems" textbook published by Addison-Wesley.