The Death Star - The Ultimate Waterfall Project?
James Higgs asks a great question: Was the Death Star built using waterfall?
My favorite part (quoting from the beginning of Star Wars Episode VI):
VADER: The Emperor does not share your optimistic appraisal of the situation.
JERJERROD: But he asks the impossible. I need more men.
VADER: Then perhaps you can tell him when he arrives.
JERJERROD (aghast): The Emperor's coming here?
VADER: That is correct, Commander. And he is most displeased with your apparent lack of progress.
JERJERROD: We shall double our efforts.
VADER: I hope so, Commander, for your sake. The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am.
This all sounds like a few status meetings I've been in. And I'll just remind you that despite this terrifying project management approach, at the end of the film, the Death Star remains unfinished and is blown up with the help of some little furry bears.