7. Project Design Overview

The following overview describes the basic methodology and techniques you apply when designing a project. A good project design includes your staffing plan, scope and effort estimations, the services’ construction and integration plan, the detailed schedule of activities, cost calculation, viability and validation of the plan, and setup for execution and tracking.

This chapter covers most of these concepts of project design, while leaving certain details and one or two crucial concepts for later chapters. However, even though it serves as a mere overview, this chapter contains all the essential elements of success in designing and delivering software projects. It also provides the development process motivation for ...

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