Software Project Survival Guide

Survival Check for Chapter 11

Final Preparations

  • The project team creates its first estimate after preliminary requirements development is complete.
    • Estimates do not account for normal activities such as holidays, weekends, and vacations.
    • Developers don’t believe the estimates are realistic.
  • Estimates are updated after detailed requirements development and again after architectural design.
  • The project has a Staged Delivery Plan that organizes the stages into theme releases.
    • The stages are not defined in detail.
  • The project’s vision, risk management, decision making, and personnel plans are up to date.
  • The project’s Software Development Plan is up to date and being followed.