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Mastering Software Project Management by Thomas Cagley, Murali Chemuturi

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1 SOFTWARE PROJECT BASICS

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SOFTWARE PROJECT BASICS

INTRODUCTION

Human endeavor, from its earliest hunter/gatherer roots, was carried out in teams, each with a hierarchy of roles. As civilization progressed, the need for structure and rules increased. A large farm is a team organization based on a simple hierarchy of an owner, overseers, and employed laborers. The Industrial Revolution created factories which required more complex hierarchies, both within teams and between teams. Factories aggregated the production of goods for consumption into concentrated units capable of greater productivity. To achieve this great jump in productivity, ...

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