How to (Almost) Kill a Successful Project and Bring It Back to Life Again: Lessons Learned from the Xen Project (37 pages)

lesson 5 • having corporate backing is not enough

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Lesson 5

Having corporate backing is not enough

The corporation has its own set of goals, and they rarely
align exactly with the project's goals

When the project and the company don't mesh, friction
can occur

This isn’t about good versus evil; business and projects
are just two separate animals with different needs

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