Best Practice 1:Deliver Faster

I once worked with a contractor who did a great job on a couple interface design projects, but unfortunately, both took him twice as long as he estimated. Though he gave me a discount, I still had to pick up much of the work along the way, and his excuse was always “I just got too busy.” Of course, about six months later, he wasn't busy at all—and asked me if I had any more work for him. “Sure, next time I have a project that doesn't have a deadline, I'll call you . . .”

With software, we always want to deliver faster. In composite application environments, Waterfall development approaches slow down results because ...

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