Software Project Survival Guide

Survival Check for Chapter 17

End-of-Stage Wrap-Up
  • The project team defers feature change requests until the end of each stage.
    • Project also defers defect corrections until end of stage.
  • The project team reestimates effort, schedule, and cost at the end of each stage.
    • Reestimation assumes the estimation error will be added to end of schedule rather than multiplied across the entire schedule.
    • Reestimation is perceived as a "slip" instead of an "estimate" because stakeholders weren’t educated about reestimation at the beginning of the project.
  • The project manager records project status in the Software Project Log at the end of each stage.