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Manage It! by Johanna Rothman

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Shepherding the Project to Completion

Assuming you’re on track, now all you have to do is finish the project.

Managing the End Game

Your project looks like it will be on time (or close). The testers are keeping up with the developers. You’re tracking the release criteria, and it looks like you’ll meet all the criteria at the desired release date. Is there anything else you need to do?

Keep gathering data about defects, and make sure you don’t play the promotion/demotion defect game just to meet the release date. If you choose to take on more technical debt (see Appendix 2, Glossary of Terms) in your project to meet the date, fine. But make that a conscious decision.

If you’ve been steering the project, your only remaining tasks are planning ...

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