Chapter 22. Goal Setting
Goal Setting makes use of the fact that human motivation is the single, strongest contributor to productivity. In Goal Setting, a product manager or customer simply tells developers what is expected of them. Because Goal Setting contributes to motivation, developers will generally work hard to achieve a goal of "shortest schedule" (or least risky schedule or most visible progress or whatever the goal is). The primary obstacle to success is an unwillingness to define a small, clear set of goals and commit to them for an entire project.
Goal of Shortest Schedule
Goal of Least Risk
Goal of Maximum Visibility
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