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Getting Results from Software Development Teams by Lawrence J. Peters and Lawrence Peters

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Taking Remedial Action

Although EVM and other methods and techniques can tell us our project has a problem and the nature of that problem, they only imply what needs to be done to fix the situation. For example, if we are over budget, we need to reduce costs, but how?

Here are a few remedial techniques that I and others have used with some success. None is the best, and all have certain drawbacks, but I provide them as starting points from which the software project manager can create an innovative solution.

  • Prevent underestimation of the complexity of the problem. Underestimating the complexity of a problem is the number one cause of software project estimating issues. You based your flow time, cost, and work estimates on inadequate knowledge of ...

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