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A software project requires a complex set of actions and people interactions with diverse skills and knowledge. As also described by other posts, we often get this wrong from the very beginning i.e. the requirements phase and continue through a comedy of errors until the final disaster. Itââ?¬â?¢s quite disheartening really but it surely can get better.

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Do you think the inclusion of a sound culture and adoption of tried and tested methodologies and standards can improve this process? Or is this too idealistic or simplistic? Why/why not?

Please include references in your response.

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Yes, I do agree that inclusion of sound culture and adoption of tried and tested methodologies or in other words, "best practices" in software development project management can significantly enhance the probability of a successful project, if not 100% success rate. I am not of the opinion that pursuing such proven methodologies is too idealist ...

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A software project requires a complex set of actions and people interactions with diverse skills and knowledge. As also described by other posts, we often get this wrong from the very beginning i.e. the requirements phase and continue through a comedy of errors until the final disaster. Do you think the inclusion of a sound culture and adoption of tried and tested methodologies and standards can improve this process? Or is this too idealistic or simplistic? Why/why not?

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