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The Rational Unified Process Made Easy: A Practitioner's Guide to the RUP by Philippe Kruchten, Per Kroll

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Chapter 12 Planning an Iterative Project

Motivation

Planning an iterative project is both harder and easier than planning a waterfall project:

•     It is harder and much more work, since the planning is more dynamic and ongoing.

•     It is easier because it is much more in tune with the goals of the project. There is a short-term planning horizon and plenty of opportunities to adjust the plans.

Traditional planning of engineering projects is far too often organized from the top down and around a product breakdown, that is, the decomposition of the system into components and the various artifact products (specifications, blueprints, subassemblies, and so on), a style of planning that was inherited from the manufacturing and construction ...

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