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Manage It! by Johanna Rothman

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Tip 4The Less You Know…

The less you know about any part of your project, the more likely you are to be surprised. This applies to technical debt, a new architecture, a development or testing risk, or planning. Anytime you don’t have previous experience with a project like this, the more surprises you’ll encounter. A little planning and planning to replan will help.

If your customers are accustomed to one release a year and are not asking for more (mainstream customers in Moore’s language, as in Figure 2, Moore's Chasm), you have several alternatives. The first alternative is to resist senior management’s request for more frequent releases. Instead of resisting, consider a different alternative: either use release trains (see Organize Multiple ...

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