Thursday, March 17, 2011

Note to self 15 - If a project has no risk - don't do it.

Dear Michael,
Liz Keogh in her QCon London session on different kinds of incentives last week reminded me of this quote from Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister's "Waltzing with bears".
As DeMarco and Lister put it in the book each and every project that is worth it's while has to have risk.
For me the implication of a project with "no risk" is not only, that it could be done by anyone in any environment but also that it doesn't matter if this project fails - essentially that is what "no risk" means in the end, right? - and who would want to work on such a project?

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