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Software by Numbers: Low-Risk, High-Return Development by Mark Denne, Jane Cleland-Huang

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Chapter 6. MMF Categories and Parallel Development

Costs and revenues of MMFs are influenced by numerous market trends, such as time-to-market constraints, risk mitigation strategies, and anticipated customer usage patterns. These factors must be considered during project planning and MMF sequencing. Concurrent development of MMFs can also improve certain metrics such as overall project delivery time, but may change other critical project characteristics such ROI and initial funding requirements.

The Impact of MMF Behavior

In Chapter 5 we introduced the IFM heuristic for sequencing MMFs in order to optimize the project NPV and meet other business level objectives. In this chapter we discuss the application of IFM within a realistic market context, ...

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