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Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules by Steve McConnell

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Chapter 2. Rapid-Development Strategy

Contents

2.1 General Strategy for Rapid Development

2.2 Four Dimensions of Development Speed

2.3 General Kinds of Fast Development

2.4 Which Dimension Matters the Most?

2.5 An Alternative Rapid-Development Strategy

Related Topics

Classic mistakes: Chapter 3

Development fundamentals: Chapter 4

Risk management: Chapter 5

Core issues in rapid development: Chapter 6

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