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Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules by Steve McConnell

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Chapter 30. Productivity Environments

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Software development is a highly intellectual activity that requires long periods of uninterrupted concentration. Productivity Environments provide developers with the freedom from noise and interruptions they need in order to work effectively. The use of Productivity Environments can benefit any kind of project—business, shrink-wrap, or systems. In addition to productivity improvements, some organizations have experienced improvements in developer morale and retention rates after establishing Productivity Environments.

Efficacy

Potential reduction from nominal schedule:

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Improvement in progress visibility: ...

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