For anyone that has had a major renovation or an addition put on to their home, it’s been shown over and over again that the four most expensive words in the English language are ‘while you’re at it’!
There are always surprises, scope creep, sudden changes in direction…and that’s just the way it is.
In this book by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Tracy Kidder, we see the interaction between the homeowner, the architect and the builder. The tugs of war, the compromises, the battles are brought out in wonderful detail. Substitute system user (for homeowner), and programmer (for builder) and leave the architect as creative designer.
You’ll see for yourself why overtime and over-budget are just a fact of life.