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Second System Effect

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When one is designing the successor to a relatively small, elegant, and successful system, there is a tendency to become grandiose in one's success and design an elephantine feature-laden monstrosity. The term was first used by Fred Brooks in his classic The Mythical Man Month.
Category Project Management
( Topic last updated: 2000.07.24 02:10:39 PM )