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Rational Unified Process, The: An Introduction, Third Edition by Philippe Kruchten

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Chapter 7. The Project Management Discipline

This chapter introduces the concepts of risk and measures—two key elements in planning and controlling an iterative process. We describe how to plan an iterative process and how to decide on the duration and contents of an iteration.

Purpose

Software project management is the art of balancing competing objectives, managing risk, and overcoming constraints to deliver a product that meets the needs of the customers (the ones who pay the bills) and the end users. The fact that few projects are 100% successful is an indicator of the difficulty of the task. Our goal with the software project management discipline of the Rational Unified Process is to make the task as easy as possible by providing guidance ...

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