The seven hard truths according to Popp

Computerworld has a pretty interesting article about the truisms of Hans-Joachim Popp. I am not sure how new these things are, but it is pretty refreshing to see a CIO making these statements. Here are the greatest hits:

  1. Huge projects will fail
  2. A rare and inexplicable error will come back – for sure
  3. Spec will be finalized in the course of system development
  4. Coding (the India part) is of less importance to the project success
  5. Database applications will have performance problems
  6. Professional project managers will make the project look on time until one day before release
  7. The genius super team from the early prototype will fail during rollout.

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