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Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies: Understanding Patterns of Project Behavior by Tim Lister, Peter Hruschka, Steve McMenamin, Tom DeMarco, James Robertson, Suzanne Robertson

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76. The Sun’ll Come Out Tomorrow

The manager believes that average future progress will exceed average past progress.

You manage several project teams. You have just poured yourself a cup of coffee and are settling into a conference room with your team leaders, about to review the progress of some of your current development efforts. The first project on the agenda is new to you. It has been under way for a couple of months, but came under your leadership only recently, due to a reorganization. The project manager is relatively junior, but you have heard great things about him. Let’s call him Jerry.

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Jerry begins by bringing you up to speed on ...

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