Acquisition Archetypes: Brooks' Law
- Author(s): Linda Levine, William E. Novak
- Publisher: Software Engineering Instiute
- Type: White Paper
- Description: This April 2009 whitepaper focuses on the problems of underspending, which can result in funds being shifted from one acquisition program to another.
One in a series of short papers on acquisition patterns of failure.
What happens when a program chooses to ignore Brooks' Law? This archetype explains the dynamics behind Brooks' Law and why it applies to most programs.