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Manage It! by Johanna Rothman

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Seeing Feedback in the Project

The first time developers receive feedback on their code is during some test of that code. And, if testing has not been integrated into the project, that feedback arrives very late in the project (Figure 6, Design-code-test-debug loop).

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Figure 6. Design-code-test-debug loop

Without feedback to the developers, you cannot easily assess your remaining project risks, assess the project’s state, or assess how quickly the team can produce working software. You can’t know whether work is actually done. This lack of feedback is why the serial life cycles especially are predictive or forecasting life cycles. The serial ...

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