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Acquisition Archetypes: The Bow Wave Effect

October 2007 White Paper

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

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Software Engineering Institute

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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.