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Effective Software Project Management by Robert K. Wysocki Ph.D.

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The Planning Phase of an Adaptive SDPM Strategy for the Adaptive Project Framework Model

Figure 26-2 is the Planning Phase of the Adaptive SDPM strategy for the Adaptive Project Framework model.

Figure 26-2. Planning Phase of an Adaptive SDPM strategy for the Adaptive Project Framework model

For planning in the Adaptive SDPM strategy for the Adaptive Project Framework model the Requirements Breakdown Structure (RBS) is not complete. Some functions and features are missing from the current solution and that is what led us to choose an Adaptive approach. In the case of the Iterative SDPM strategy, only features were missing features; that is, the solution was nearly completely defined. Only a few details of the solution had to be worked out. Not so with the Adaptive SDPM strategy. Here parts of the solution are still undefined and must be discovered through iteration. There can in fact be several gaps in the solution as a result of missing functions or the user not knowing how to perform some of those missing functions. The objective of this strategy is to plan each iteration so that the missing features can be discovered and integrated into the solution, finally producing a complete solution. Five major tasks need to be done to outline the project plan for the entire project. They are:

  • Completing a Project Overview Statement

  • Reviewing the known parts of the RBS

  • Determining the ...

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