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Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules by Steve McConnell

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Chapter 39. Timebox Development

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Timebox Development is a construction-time practice that helps to infuse a development team with a sense of urgency and helps to keep the project's focus on the most important features. The Timebox Development practice produces its schedule savings through redefining the product to fit the schedule rather than redefining the schedule to fit the project. It is most applicable to in-house business software, but it can be adapted for use on specific parts of custom and shrink-wrap projects. The success of timeboxing depends on using it only on appropriate kinds of projects and on management's and end-users' willingness ...

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