From Wayne Hale's Blog:
"I have frequently quoted the old adage: 'given unlimited resources and unlimited schedule, great engineers will produce exactly nothing.' That is because we engineers can’t leave it alone; there is always a slightly better way to do it if we just junk the design we have in hand and start with a clean sheet of paper. Successful program and project management requires many talents and abilities, but critical among them is having a leader who can just say no to creeping requirements."
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