whenever an article contains something to this:
"All of us team members were survivors of another much larger project. That project had been done with outsourcing to a CMM Level 5 organization, with great care in the methodology at our end and with careful detailed project management overall. The project consumed tens of millions of dollars and years of overtime. It failed utterly. "
I just HAVE to read it ...
which has a very good part about 'documenting the unnecessary just for the sake of it'
"I truly believe that in the past we have been too ambitious in describing process, in adopting too much process, and in documentation. The reality is that even if people write a lot, very few people will ever read it. Thus the trend towards light will sustain. However, it is easy to be light. The trick is to be as light as possible but not lighter. I believe you will find our work on EssUP and EssWork new and fresh. "
" what to do when your stakeholders still insist on having a "precise estimate" at the beginning of the project."