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Manage It! by Johanna Rothman

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Chapter 3Using Life Cycles to Design Your Project

Imagine you’re ready to start a daylong car trip to attend a reunion of friends. You planned your trip in advance, marking where you want to go on your maps. But just as you get in the car, one of your friends calls to explain there’s a washed-out road and construction you need to drive around. You still arrive at your destination—safely and in time for the dinner—but you’ve taken a different route.

That’s how you can think about choosing life cycles. No life cycle is perfect once you take it out on the road. You might have to stretch it a bit or modify it here and there. A life cycle is an idealized approach to organizing your project. Some life cycles will fit better with your team (and ...

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