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

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9 Managing Schedules

This chapter shows how to develop and use schedules to track the progress of your work. You will learn how to use checkpoints to track progress against a schedule; and in the chapter assignment, you will identify and describe several checkpoints for tracking progress on a programming project.

9.1 The Need for Schedules

You make schedules in order to meet commitments. A schedule is necessary when you have several commitments to work on at the same time. With small projects or tasks, you can often finish one task before starting the next. Students often can wait to do homework assignments until shortly before they are due, then work on one at a time, finishing each before they start the next. This strategy is feasible for ...

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