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Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules by Steve McConnell

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Chapter 9. Scheduling

Contents

9.1 Overly Optimistic Scheduling

9.2 Beating Schedule Pressure

Related Topics

Estimation: Chapter 8

50/50 scheduling: Odds of Completing on Time

Development-speed trade-offs: Development-Speed Trade-Offs

Commitment-based scheduling: Sections 2.5 and 8.5

Customer relations: Chapter 10

Theory-W management: Chapter 37

Voluntary overtime: Chapter 43

Summary of principled negotiation: Chapter 29

MY TEAM SPENT SEVERAL DAYS WORKING ON a detailed project estimate. (Yes, this is my experience—not a case study.) We divided the project into several dozen features, and each person estimated each feature individually. We spent two long days discussing the estimates feature by feature so that we fully understood the variability in each one. ...

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