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The Economics of Iterative Software Development: Steering Toward Better Business Results by Mike Perrow, Kurt Bittner, Walker Royce

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11…What To Measure In The Elaboration And Construction Phases

The Elaboration and Construction phases have a number of similarities that lead to comparable approaches to measurement: In both phases, the primary focus is producing executable releases that progressively implement an increasing amount of the desired functionality of the system. The primary differences between the two phases stem from the kinds of risks the phases address. The Elaboration phase deals with technical risks that affect the architecture of the solution, whereas the Construction phase deals with risks related to getting the bulk of the project work done on time and within budget. These differences lead to a slightly different focus in measurement during the different ...

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