An Alternative Scheme for Evaluating Software Development Teams

An alternative to the five-category evaluation scheme described in the preceding section is the result of some significant observations of the relationships between the software development team, the company that employs them, and their customer. The team can deliver on time and on budget, can meet or exceed all requirements, and can address and resolve risks, but still possibly not provide value to the customer. How is this possible? One aspect of the answer to this question is the business case. It is the business case that got the project started in the first place. The project’s cost, schedule, and perceived benefit to the customer were all part of the business case, resulting ...

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