Chapter 6. Agile Project Management

Traditional Versus RAD Model for Project Management

The traditional project management model focuses on locking the scope for a project and negotiating or varying the budget (including people and resources) and the delivery date. The PMI and ISO-9000 models for project management are based on this paradigm. In fact, the ISO-9000 definition of quality is derived from the model. Quality here is defined as delivering the scope that was promised, fully functional, on or before the delivery date.

When the scope is defined first, it forces the engineers to estimate the level of effort required to transform the ideas into working code. As discussed in Chapter 4, estimations are prone to uncertainty, and the amount ...

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