Step 3—Evaluate the Project


Software projects can sometimes seem like a train traveling through a tunnel. We know how it went in, but we are not sure how it will come out, at least not until it finally emerges on the other side. In the meantime, all we hear are the muffled rumblings of the wheels on the track. And if we peer through a tunnel porthole, all we will see are dark shadows.

Most anyone involved in software development, from team member to senior manager, will easily recall observing, or even experiencing, a software project chugging through a dark tunnel. These are the projects where nobody really knows the true status: on time or ...

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