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Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules by Steve McConnell

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Summary of Best-Practice Candidates

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

CROSS-REFERENCE

For more on the three kinds of schedule-related practices, see Attaining Rapid Development, Attaining Rapid Development.

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 ...

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