Project from Hell


How to not run a software development programme.

Highlights:

  • 6M lines of obsolete flavour C++
  • 50K classes
  • CORBA
  • 48hr build time
  • Average dev turnover 3 months
  • 35 managers for 25 developers
  • A Right click menu that does work, if you wait 45 mins for it to appear
  • “C++ for dummies” on many people’s desks
  • Fired if you arrive at 9.01am

Read more at: https://projectfailures.wordpress.com/2008/06/24/project-from-hell/

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Joe Molloy is a freelance technical consultant, project manager and writer, based in London, UK.

Joe helps start-ups and companies convert their vision and ideas into real world products and services. Joe specialises in helping companies get it done.