Unusual to have the SMH with a piece on the challenges facing the Software Industry. This quote absolutely sums up the problems that the Agile community is trying to solve

The old saying of ‘measure twice and cut once’ actually works against software development because it creates this false expectation that if we spend more time planning we will spend less time changing our minds. Sometimes the way it works on paper feels wrong once put into software or what appears as mild scope creep actually results in fundamental changes under the hood.  I feel that the modern digital equivalent should be ‘prototype twice, go live once’.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/innovation/blogs/smoke–mirrors/crunch-time-is-not-a-project-management-strategy-20120330-1w2cj.html#ixzz1qq1zfh3E