Proven Practices

Proven practices, sometimes called best practices, are relative. They are good for the situation(s) in which they apply and might or might not be good for other situations. In other words, a proven practice in one situation might not be a proven practice in another. Given that, some practices seem to apply to a wide array of projects and project types. Although descriptions of some of these are dispersed throughout subsequent chapters, here are a few general ones to consider:

  • Use small, multidisciplinary teams

  • Enable teams to work together at a single site

  • Define and design a solution with all roles represented (discussed in depth in Chapter 4)

  • Motivated teams are more effective

  • Get specific early

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