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Practical Project Initiation: A Handbook with Tools by Karl E Wiegers

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Set Improvement Goals

Once you’ve conducted a retrospective into previous projects and determined what "quality" means to your group, set some goals for both short- and long-term improvements. Quantify the goals whenever possible so you can select a few simple metrics that will indicate whether you are making adequate progress toward the goals.

For example, if you’ve determined that projects are often late because of volatile requirements, you might set a goal to improve the requirements stability by 50% within six months. Such a goal requires that you count the number of requirements changes per week or month, understand their origins, and take actions to control those changes. This will likely require modifying the way you interact with those ...

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