24.11.2020

TITANIC LESSONS FOR IT PROJECTS

Titanic Lessons for IT Projects

Author(s) Marc Kozak-Holland
Publisher Multi-Media Publications, Inc.
Date 2005
Pages 160
Format pdf
Size 4 Mb
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The world famous Titanic was considered by so many people, including the professional ship designers, naval architects, and shipbuilders, to be an absolutely unsinkable vessel. Featuring the efficient and redundant shipboard safety systems based on the very latest technological achievements of that time, the vessel was not even considered to possess a full complement of the lifesaving appliances.

As we know, the sad truth is that her maiden voyage resulted in a collision with the iceberg leading to the loss of thousands of people including passengers and crew members. This catastrophe is deservedly treated as one of the most tragic maritime disasters in the history. The author of this book wanted to analyze the entire project of building this ship, from the design stage and up to the launching, to reveal and show the compromises that were made at the beginning of the project, eventually resulting in the flaws.

One of the features of this publication is that it will be equally interesting to the ship designers and the IT people since the author made every effort to show how the lessons obtained from this catastrophe could be applied to the various IT projects, as it happens that the designers claim and think they have launched a truly perfect solution…

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