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Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules by Steve McConnell

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Chapter 36. Staged Delivery

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Staged Delivery is a lifecycle model in which software is developed in stages, usually with the most important capabilities being developed first. Staged Delivery doesn't reduce the time needed to build a software product, but it substantially reduces the risks involved in building one and also provides tangible signs of progress that are visible to the customer and useful to management in assessing project status. Keys to success include being sure that the product architecture is solid and defining delivery stages carefully. Staged Delivery can improve overall code quality, reduce the risk of project cancelation, and ...

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