Preproject Planning: Lowering Inherent Uncertainty on Large Work Efforts

SEASON 1 EPISODE 16

Join Construx Senior Fellow Earl Beede and Mark Griffin as they discuss methods for improving the chances of success by driving down inherent uncertainty (common-cause variation) for large software efforts.

These methods involve early decision making related to primary consumers, possible technologies, and broad software estimation. The conversation continues with a description of the Cone of Uncertainty, how to record your early decisions and their varying scopes and importance, and the helpful technique of priming the product backlog.