List of Common Schedule Risks

Format: User Guide

Don't let creeping requirements, developer gold-plating, shortchanged quality, overly optimistic schedules, inadequate design, silver-bullet syndrome, research-oriented development, weak personnel, contractor failure or friction between developers and customers ruin your day or your project. This overview will help keep you vigilant and aware of common schedule risks.

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I'd add one about "expectation that all tasks will take average duration" - especially in technical woirk there is an understanding of how long a task will typically take if it all goes well, but not an understanding that a difficulty doesn't just extend this by a little, but can easily be a block that extends many times the duration, far beyond normal contingencies.

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Where's the part about schedule risks introduced by matrix resources? That is such a common model by a lot of Fortune 50 companies!

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