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Effective Software Project Management by Robert K. Wysocki Ph.D.

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The Scoping Phase of the Adaptive SDPM Strategy for the Adaptive Project Framework Model

Figure 25-2 illustrates the integration of the project management Scoping Phase and the APF Version Scope Phase. This Adaptive SDPM Scoping Phase for the APF model is the beginning of an APF project. It is done once for every APF project. There are two major parts to it: a defining part and a planning part. The defining part can effectively be completed by two parties: a requestor and a provider. These may each be single individuals or small groups that represent the two parties. In either case, the critical factor is that they not only represent their constituency, but they speak for their constituency, and they can make decisions and commitments for their constituency. The defining part uses the Conditions of Satisfaction (COS) (see Appendix D). The planning part is a high-level plan that sets the parameters for the project, that is, cycle length, number of cycles, and high-level WBS. Keep in mind, however, that the high-level WBS may not be the complete high-level decomposition. You can document only what you know to be part of the solution.

Figure 25-2. Scoping Phase of the Adaptive SDPM Strategy for the Adaptive Project Framework

Overview of the Adaptive SDPM Scoping Phase

An APF project begins with a stated business problem or opportunity. A request has been made to develop a solution ...

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