Chapter 7. Defining the Goal and Scope of the Software Project

Up to this point, we have described processes and life cycles as a framework for performing software project management. This chapter describes the beginning of formal project creation. In this chapter, we describe how the project and product processes fit together to define a unique project instance. The five steps of any project are why, what, how, do it, and did it. These steps are where the five PMI ® project processes of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing are executed, regardless of the nature of the project. We saw how the five steps mapped into business, product, and project life cycles.

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