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Developing Applications with Java™ and UML by Paul R. Reed

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Weighting Project Participants

The last factor to consider deals with the experience level of the project team members. This is called the environmental complexity factor (ECF). Take each factor in Table C-4 and assign it a rating between 0 and 5. Consider the following contexts:

  • For the first four factors, 0 means no experience in the subject, 3 means average, and 5 means expert.

  • For the fifth factor, 0 means no motivation for the project, 3 means average, and 5 means high motivation.

  • For the sixth factor, 0 means extremely unstable requirements, 3 means average, and 5 means unchanging requirements.

  • For the seventh factor, 0 means no part-time technical staff, 3 means average, and 5 means all part-time technical staff.

Table C-4. Weighting Factors ...

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