Chapter 5Project Initiation

What needs to be done before you start banging out the software implementation? In the Harmony/ESW process, an activity known as project initiation specifies the workflows and work products that precede actual software development. Project initiation precedes system requirements analysis because detailing those requirements is a part of the project, although it includes developing the product vision and the stakeholder requirements. The primary concerns of project initiation include:

• Prespiral planning (see Figure 5.1)

° Creating the schedule

° Creating the team structure

° Planning for reuse

° Planning for risk reduction

° Specifying the logical architecture

° Performing an initial safety and reliability analysis ...

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