Components of MSF
MSF is a framework made up of various conceptual components. These components, shown in Figure B-1, represent a set of practices that complement each other in such a way that the sum of the practices is greater than each one used in isolation.
Figure B-1. MSF components
Cycles and Iterations
Software development projects based on MSF utilize an iterative development process. In other words, a project is split up into a series of mini-projects called iterations that last a few weeks each. As such, MSF-based projects are cyclical in that each iteration starts with planning, followed by execution, and wrapped up with a retrospective ...