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Planning for ROI: Best Practices of Project Management

“Software has automated a lot of things, but not goals, resources, and products.” What The…

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Requirements Best Practices

Defining Requirements Baselines

Software developers often want to freeze the requirements following some initial requirements work and then…

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Requirements Best Practices

Knowing Your Enemy: Risk Management Part 2

In the first part of this two-part series I described the value of managing risks…

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Requirements Best Practices

Project Management Best Practices: Estimating Work and Tracking Progress

In part one and part two of this series, adapted from my book Practical Project Initiation,…

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Project Management Best Practices: Planning and Estimating

In Part 1 of this series, adapted from my book Practical Project Initiation, I shared four…

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Requirements Best Practices

Defining Project Scope: Context and Use Case Diagrams

Every software team talks about project scope and team members often complain about unending scope…

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Best Practices for Change Impact Analysis

The need for performing impact analysis is obvious for major enhancements. However, unexpected complications can…

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Measuring Requirements: Status and Requests for Changes

This article continues the exploration of requirements-related metrics that I began in Measuring Requirements: Product Size and Requirements…

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Measuring Requirements: Product Size and Requirements Quality

Disciplined software organizations collect a focused set of metrics about each of their projects. These…

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Measuring Requirements, Part 2

This article continues the exploration of requirements-related metrics that I began in Part 1, which…

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Measuring Requirements, Part 1

Disciplined software organizations collect a focused set of metrics about each of their projects. These…

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Know Your Enemy: An Introduction to Risk Management, Part 2

In the first part of this two-part series I described the value of managing risks…

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Know Your Enemy: An Introduction to Risk Management, Part 1

Software engineers are eternal optimists. When planning software projects, we usually assume that everything will…

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Project Management Best Practices, Part 3

In the previous two articles in this series, adapted from my book Practical Project Initiation, I’ve…

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Project Management Best Practices, Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, adapted from my book Practical Project Initiation, I shared four…

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Project Management Best Practices, Part 1

Managing software projects is difficult under the best circumstances. The project manager must balance competing…

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Requirements Engineering Process Assets

High-performance projects have effective processes for all of the requirements engineering components: elicitation, analysis, specification,…

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The Customer–Development Partnership, Part 3

I conclude this three-part series on the customer–development partnership by elaborating on the Requirements Bill…

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The Customer–Development Partnership, Part 2

The Customer–Development Partnership, Part 2 The first article in this three-part series proposed a Requirements…

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A Software Metrics Primer, Part 2

The first article in this two-part series suggested some specific metrics that can help any…

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