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Acquisition Archetype: Shooting the Messenger

  • January 2010
  • By Linda Levine , William E. Novak
  • When problems are detected in programs, everyone needs to listen and work together towards a solution. Shooting the messenger only delays the process, and hurts program morale.
  • Acquisition Support
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • Abstract

    From the Acquisition Support Program, one in a series of short papers on acquisition patterns of failure.

    Acquisition Archetype: Shooting the Messenger

    When problems are detected in programs, it's time for everyone to listen and work toward a solution. Shooting the messenger only delays the process, and hurts program morale.

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