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

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The Monitoring and Controlling Phase of an Adaptive SDPM Strategy for the Adaptive Project Framework Model

The Monitoring and Controlling Phase of an Iterative SDPM strategy for the Adaptive Project Framework model has all four of the considerations stated in the previous section for the generic Adaptive SDPM situation. Figure 28-2 highlights the Monitoring and Controlling Phase of an Adaptive SDPM strategy for the Adaptive Project Framework (APF) model.

Figure 28-2. The Monitoring and Controlling Phase of an Adaptive SDPM strategy for the Adaptive Project Framework model

In keeping with the spirit of the Adaptive Project Framework, you have a minimum of formal status reporting. Much of it is transmitted in the 15-minute daily team meetings. If there is an out-of-control situation developing, it is discovered early, and the necessary corrective measures are put in place. Except in very unusual situations, a problem will not become too serious in the span of 1 day.

Customer Checkpoint

The Customer Checkpoint Phase is a critical review that takes place after every Cycle Build is completed. During the Cycle Build, both the client and the project team have benefited from several discovery and learning episodes. Variations to the version functionality surface; alternative approaches to delivering certain functionality have been suggested, and the client has learned also through their ...

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