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Issue No. 05 - September/October (1993 vol. 10)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 55-58
<p>The author discusses five problems that can contribute to a software project's failure. The five pitfalls are: inadequate system engineering during the proposal and during front-end development; inadequate tracing, tracking, and management of system and software requirements; improper sizing of the target hardware; selection of design, production, and integration and test methodologies that are inappropriate to a large software development; and failure to provide a metrics program that would let managers track the progress of software production and test.</p>
system engineering; front-end development; tracing; tracking; software requirements; sizing; target hardware; test methodologies; software development; metrics program; software production; project management; software engineering

D. R. Lindstrom, "Five Ways to Destroy a Development Project," in IEEE Software, vol. 10, no. , pp. 55-58, 1993.
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