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Acquisition Archetypes: The Bow Wave Effect

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  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • Type: White Paper
  • Topics: Acquisition Support
  • Description: From the Acquisition Support Program, one in a series of short papers on acquisition patterns of failure.

Abstract

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

Acquisition Archetype: The Bow Wave Effect

When deferred requirements pile up and underestimated complexity surround a project, managers end up riding a bow wave of schedule and delivery complications.