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Silver Bullet Syndrome

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No Silver Bullet is the title of a seminal chapter in the most excellent book The Mythical Man Month.
Silver Bullet Syndrome is excessive reliance on a single development improvement to put a development project over the top.

It's a reference to the Lone Ranger's one-shot problem solving.

More generally, silver-bullet syndrome is the projection of a multivariate problem onto a single (typically novel) axis, with insufficient factoring of other dimensions of the problem.

We've got 10 guys, we've bought Rose, we'll be fine.

Category Project Management
( Topic last updated: 2004.06.29 12:30:42 AM )