All over the world, projects carried out in the field of large-scale industry end up having one thing in common - actual costs turn out to be far higher than originally planned. Recent research by independent institutes shows that in the vast majority of major projects, value is being systematically destroyed. In his satire Project Destruction Made Easy, Dr. Koetting holds a mirror up to the project management industry, enabling all those involved to see themselves from a completely different perspective. He tells of a hidden devilish power, the so-called dark side. The demonic powers from this dark side seem to be responsible for the ermous losses experienced in major projects. These powers entice human beings to repeat their mistakes again and again, thus ensuring that the rate of value destruction in their projects remains constant. One day, purely by chance, the author encounters the Grand Master of Project Destruction, a representative of this dark side. He is then lucky eugh to overhear this project destroying demon teaching trainee project destroyers about the secret art of value destruction. The Grand Master explains tried and tested project destroying tactics and procedures by talking about a sample project which he himself supervised. Below are just some of the destruction principles explained by the Grand Master. Using reverse logic, it is easy for one to recognise just what is necessary for the successful completion of a project. -Success in the management of projects is largely a matter of coincidence and human beings can have control over this. Special kwledge and training is therefore irrelevant. -The more unclear and contradictory the project objectives, the better they are. -Projects should never be planned by looking at the whole. In this way, one can almost always guarantee that the project will t stay within the time and cost constraints. -Assessing the risks involved in a project is just for pessimists. -Every possible contract penalty - regardless of the amount - should be agreed to. These fines are, after all, simply theoretical sums of money which one will never be required to pay. -Only systems which are highly complex, susceptible to errors, require lots of maintenance and are overpriced should be considered. It is also essential that these systems only partially fulfil the client's specification.