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Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules by Steve McConnell

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Technical Fundamentals

A 1984 study of "modern programming practices"—technical fundamentals—found that you can't achieve high productivity without using them. Figure 4-2 illustrates the study's results.

Findings for "Use of Modern Programming Practices" factor (Vosburgh et al. 1984). You can't achieve top productivity without making extensive use of "modern programming practices"—what this chapter calls .

Figure 4-2. Findings for "Use of Modern Programming Practices" factor (Vosburgh et al. 1984). You can't achieve top productivity without making extensive use of "modern programming practices"—what this chapter calls Technical Fundamentals.

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For general comments on this kind of graph, see Effect of Mistakes on a Development Schedule, Effect of Mistakes on a Development Schedule.

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