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

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Chapter 27. Project Termination

Do we really need a chapter on project termination? Isn't this a foregone conclusion? By definition, don't all projects end? These are some of the questions that pop into mind when the subject is mentioned. Surprising as it may seem, many projects become the Thing That Wouldn't Die.

In this chapter, we explore the reasons for termination and some of the ways it happens.

Where We Are in the Product Development Life Cycle

Where are we in the basic software life cycle model that serves as our map? As shown in Figure 27-1, we could be anywhere along the product path, but usually termination occurs toward the middle or end of the life cycle. Termination during the operations and maintenance phases of the product life cycle ...

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