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The software industry needs to deliver products in a timely and cost effective manner.

Yet many software organisations continue to fall short of this goal.

There are many explanations for why this is so and organisations have taken a number of measures to try to reduce development costs and timescales.

In this section we explore why these measures are proving ineffective.

In order to do this we have looked at the impact of growth both in terms of organisational size and project complexity.

In particular we looked at the key ways in which the company has reacted and examine some of the issues now facing the organisation.