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

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Chapter 10. Informed Decision Making

There are many factors besides NPV that affect the success of a project. Issues such as the initial investment requirement and the time needed to reach self-funding or breakeven status may also play a significant role in determining whether a project is funded. This chapter discusses trade-offs and techniques for reducing the initial cash investment needed to get a project started and for reducing the time it takes to reach self-funding. Applying these techniques can change the funding requirements of a project, making it more attractive to financial backers and ultimately increasing the odds of getting the project funded.

A Collaborative Approach

IFM takes a financially responsible approach to developing software ...

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