Software Project Survival Guide

Survival Check for Chapter 4

Survival Skills

  • The project team creates a detailed written plan designed to eliminate potentially costly problems early in the project.
  • The project emphasizes the importance of upstream work by holding Planning Checkpoint Review and making a go/no go decision when the project is about 10 percent complete.
  • The project practices active risk management.
  • Project plans emphasize visibility and control.
  • The project plan involves real users early and throughout the project.
  • The project is conducted in a productive environment, or the project plans assume lower productivity.
  • Project plans call for a simple-to-complex approach rather than the reverse.