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Five Core Metrics: The Intelligence Behind Successful Software Management by Lawrence H. Putnam, Ware Myers

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Chapter 13. The Main Build Leads to Operational Capability

The Main Build Phase produces a software system that’s ready for release to the operational environment. The product is intended to satisfy the requirements and to provide quality and reliability appropriate to the application. After the development organization commits to the financial and schedule arrangements by which the phase is to be governed, the phase begins with the assignment of the initial staff.

There is usually a delay between the submission of the bid and the final award of the contract (or the internal go-ahead, in the case of in-house development). That delay, in itself, may introduce some deviations from the plan on which the bid was based. For example, some of the staff ...

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