Software Project Survival Guide

Agenda for the Planning Checkpoint Review

  • The Planning Checkpoint Review should focus on the following topics:
  • Is the original product concept still viable?
  • Will it be possible to develop a product that matches the project’s vision statement?
  • Is the business case for the software still justified when the updated, more accurate cost and schedule estimates are considered?
  • Can the major risks to the project be surmounted?
  • Have users and developers been able to agree on a detailed user interface prototype?
  • Is the User Manual/Requirements Specification complete and stable enough to support further development work?
  • Is the Software Development Plan complete and adequate to support further development work?
  • What is the estimated cost of completing the project?
  • What is the estimated schedule for completing the project?