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Quality Software Project Management by Linda I. Safer, Donald F. Shafer, Robert T. Futrell

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Chapter 14. Considering Dependencies

Most activities are not performed in isolation on a project. Identifying proper dependencies is a key part of getting the schedule right. This chapter discusses some considerations for dependencies common in software development projects, with references to the life cycle models of Chapter 4, the work breakdown structures of Chapter 8, the activity identification of Chapter 9, and the resource assignments of Chapter 12.

We will discuss what dependencies are, and some of the types found in scheduling activities. We'll explore some typical dependencies in a software development project. And we'll look at a brainstorming technique for identifying activities and dependencies when life cycle model activities are ...

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