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Manage It! by Johanna Rothman

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Measure Progress Toward Project Completion

By using several measurements from the drivers, constraints, and floats, you can measure the team’s progress toward project completion. Project completion is a function of how accurate your original estimate was and how much progress you’ve made. But measuring only the schedule progress is not good enough. The only accurate way to measure progress for a software project is to measure how many features the project team has completed, how good those features are, and how many features are left to implement.

Use Velocity Charts to Track Schedule Progress

If you’re implementing by feature, a velocity chart (such as Figure 34, Velocity Chart for a Project) is a great progress indicator to how much progress ...

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