Preproject Planning: Lowering Inherent Uncertainty on Large Work Efforts


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.