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Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules by Steve McConnell

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Chapter 3. Classic Mistakes

Contents

3.1 Case Study in Classic Mistakes

3.2 Effect of Mistakes on a Development Schedule

3.3 Classic Mistakes Enumerated

3.4 Escape from Gilligan's Island

Related Topics

Risk management: Chapter 5

Rapid-development strategy: Chapter 2

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT IS A COMPLICATED ACTIVITY. A typical software project can present more opportunities to learn from mistakes than some people get in a lifetime. This chapter examines some of the classic mistakes that people make when they try to develop software rapidly.

Case Study: in Classic Mistakes

The following case study is a little bit like the children's picture puzzles in which you try to find all the objects whose names begin with the letter "M". How many classic mistakes can you ...

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