In the software world, it's widely known that throwing more people at a (delayed) project can make it take even longer to finish instead of speeding things up. (See Brooks's Law
) Maybe folks are learning how to cope with this management dilemma, but it looks like the solutions might involve throwing even more people AND more money to get projects to finish on time. The most practical answer, though, might be to come up with more realistic budgets and schedules. However, there are plenty of examples that practical proposals are not forthcoming
. Here are just a few construction projects that have faced delays, and we may still have to wait a few years to see how they actually turn out.
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