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Manage It! by Johanna Rothman

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Tip 12Use Deliverable-Based Planning for Tasks

Deliverable-based planning means you and the project team create a schedule of deliverables, not functional activities. If you’re developing a system that requires an architectural prototype, you might have these deliverable-based milestones: develop three alternatives for the architecture, review alternatives, select one architecture to prototype, and architecture prototype complete (as the final milestone). An alternative plan might be to implement feature 1, implement feature 2, implement feature 3, evaluate current architecture, decide on architecture for project, and architecture prototype complete. Both of these plans have a rolled-up milestone called architecture prototype complete based ...

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