Chapter 5. IFM Sequencing Strategies

IFM supports an ROI-informed approach to software development. Project-level ROI is optimized through the delivery of carefully prioritized and customer-valued features, in a sequence driven by the IFM heuristic. Changes in the development plan can be evaluated and justified against the optimal delivery strategy.

Delivering Valued Features

At the heart of IFM lies the ability to deliver functionality to the customer in a way that maximizes the value of the delivered product. This chapter describes the mechanics of identifying an MMF delivery sequence in order to accomplish this goal. For any given set of MMFs there are numerous feasible sequences, and using a brute-force approach to computing the ROI for each ...

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