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Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules by Steve McConnell

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An Alternative Rapid-Development Strategy

The approach to rapid development that I lay out in this book is not the only approach that has ever been known to work. There is a different road that some projects have traveled successfully. That road is characterized by hiring the best possible people, asking for a total commitment to the project, granting them nearly total autonomy, motivating them to an extreme degree, and then seeing that they work 60, 80, or even 100 hours a week until either they or the project are finished. Rapid development with this commitment-based approach is achieved through grit, sweat, and determination.

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For more on commitment-based approaches, see Commitment-Based Scheduling in Schedule Estimation and

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