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By Stephen R. Palmer, John M. Felsing

ISBN-10: 0130676152

ISBN-13: 9780130676153

Feature-Driven improvement (FDD) combines the rate and suppleness of agile tools with model-driven strategies that scale to the biggest initiatives. This definitive e-book, a pragmatic advisor to Feature-Driven improvement, exhibits FDD at paintings in real-world tasks because it provides start-to-finish information on adapting FDD to the reader's wishes. It deals in-depth insurance of all 5 FDD levels: modeling, characteristic lists, making plans, layout, and software program development.

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Of a requirement, in other parts. A Practical Guide to Feature-Driven Development 16 bug-ridden part or an incorrect implementation on the other hand. can be the cause of many problems In lanuary 2000, a number of people, including Peter Coad and leff De Luca, were sitting in a room, discussing the purpose of a software development process The result of that discussion was a statement similar to Process Pain and Relief the following: The purpose of a software development process is to enable and enforce the repeatable delivery of workil1g software in a timely and cost-effective manner, supplying accurate and meaningful information to all key roles inside and outside a project with the minimum of disruption to developers, When a process emphasizes and innovation, only enforcement, and causes frustration it stifles creativity for the developers who feel their ideas are considered of no worth, On the other side of the coin, when a process emphasizes only enabling, creativity and innovation are allowed to reign unbridled, causing frustration for managers and team leaders because everyone is doing their own thing, and results do not integrate This is a constant balancing act.

Any project of any sort is little more than a collection of activities, resources, and communication channels, with at least one specific purpose or goal to achieve within a given time frame However, this is a very general definition and could define a project for building a bridge, constructing an ocean liner, or landing a mission on Mars. Therefore, more specifically, what are the components of a software development project? They certainly include: • Some statement of purpose, problem statement, or list of goals or very high-level requirements describing what the system needs to do.

The temptation when designing a process or managing a project is to treat people as though they are no more than "resources" Many traditional project management tools, unfortunately, encourage this sort of thinking. It's as though the people in project teams are interchangeable, consistent. logical. software-producing machines, but thankfully people are not machines. • People are emotional. • People are innovative. • People are fallible. • People are resourceful. • People get tired. • People can be inspired.

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