Chapter 3. Foundational Principles, Mindsets, and Proven Practices

Microsoft and Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) practitioners have distilled their experience and lessons learned into a set of foundational principles, mindsets, and proven practices. As you will see, these concepts hold true across the various MSF models, processes, and disciplines. This chapter introduces each of these commonsense concepts, but not until you read subsequent chapters will you truly get a sense of how pervasive, interrelated, and powerful they are; and yet how challenging they are to implement correctly.

Foundational Principles

MSF foundational principles are guiding concepts for how a project ...

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