- Mission impossible project has a high chance of success and a high degree of satisfaction.
- Ugly project has a high chance of success but a low degree of satisfaction.
- Kamikaze project where everybody knows the project will fail but team members feel good about it.
- Suicide project, where everyone knows it’ll fail and they feel miserable on top of it. [i]
[i] Melymuka, Kathleen, “Hell According to Yourdon,” Computerworld, March 31, 1997, pp. 77-80.