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“A revised schedule is to business what a new season is to an athlete or a new canvas to an artist.”
Norman R. Augustine
“Most projects start out slowly - and then sort of taper off.”
“One should expect that the expected can be prevented, but the unexpected should have been expected.”
“Simple systems are not feasible because they require infinite testing.”
“Hardware works best when it matters the least.”
“It's easy to get a loan unless you need it.”
“It is very expensive to achieve high unreliability. It is not uncommon to increase the cost of an item by a factor of ten for each factor of ten degradation accomplished.”
“Aircraft flight in the 21st century will always be in a westerly direction, preferably supersonic, crossing time zones to provide the additional hours needed to fix the broken electronics.”
“The average regulation has a life span one-fifth as long as a chimpanzee's and one-tenth as long as a human's - but four times as long as the official's who created it.”
“The most unsuccessful four years in the education of a cost-estimator is fifth grade arithmetic.”
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