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Acquisition Archetypes: The Bow Wave Effect

  • October 2007
  • From the Acquisition Support Program, one in a series of short papers on acquisition patterns of failure.
  • 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: 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.

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