Each practice described in a best-practice chapter has been chosen for one of the following reasons:
Reduction of development schedules
Reduction of perceived development schedules by making progress more visible
Reduction of schedule volatility, thus reducing the chance of a runaway project
Some of the best practices are described in Part I of this book, and those best practices are merely summarized in this part of the book.
You might ask, "Why did you ignore Object-Structured FooBar Charts, which happen to be my favorite practice?" That's a fair question and one that I struggled ...