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Agility and Discipline Made Easy: Practices from OpenUP and RUP by Bruce MacIsaac, Per Kroll

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Chapter 4. Balance Stakeholder Priorities

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The principle stated in this chapter’s title articulates the importance of balancing often conflicting business and stakeholder needs, as well as balancing custom development versus asset reuse in order to meet these needs.

Most stakeholders would prefer having an application that does exactly what they want it to do, while minimizing the application’s development cost and schedule time. Yet these priorities are often in conflict. As an example, if you leverage a packaged application to deliver a solution faster and at a lower price, you may have to trade off many requirements. If, however, you elect to ...

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