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Introduction to the Personal Software Process by Watts S. Humphrey - Carnegie Mellon University

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4 Period and Product Planning

This chapter describes period and product planning and shows how they relate to your personal work. You will learn how to complete a Weekly Activity Summary for the Time Recording Log data you have recorded so far in this course.

4.1 Period and Product Plans

There are two kinds of planning. The first is based on a period of time, any calendar segment—a day, week, month, or year. A period plan concerns the way you plan to spend time during this period. The second kind of plan is based on an activity, like developing a program or writing a report. The products may be tangibles like programs or reports or intangibles like the knowledge you get from reading a textbook or the service you provide when working in an office. ...

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