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

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Chapter 8. IFM and the Unified Process

Incremental funding strategies enhance the unified process by providing business-level support. During early phases, requirements are grouped into customer-valued features, which are then delivered incrementally throughout the remainder of the project. The delivery sequence is arranged to optimize NPV and identify strategies for obtaining early self-funding of a project.

Introduction

This chapter describes the implementation of incremental funding strategies within the rational Unified process (RUP) [1,2]. On its journey from inception to completion, a software application passes through several distinct phases. Each phase defines the primary engineering activities and the amount of each activity that should ...

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