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Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules by Steve McConnell

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Chapter 27. Miniature Milestones

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The Miniature Milestones practice is a fine-grain approach to project tracking and control that provides exceptional visibility into a project's status. It produces its rapid-development benefit by virtually eliminating the risk of uncontrolled, undetected schedule slippage. It can be used on business, shrink-wrap, and systems software projects, and it can be used throughout the development cycle. Keys to success include overcoming resistance of the people whose work will be managed with the practice and staying true to the practice's "miniature" nature.

Efficacy

Potential reduction from nominal schedule:

Fair

Improvement ...

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