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Acquisition Archetype: Shooting the Messenger

  • Author(s): Linda Levine, William E. Novak
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  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • Type: White Paper
  • Topics: Acquisition Support
  • Description: 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.

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.