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Practical Software Estimation: Function Point Methods for Insourced and Outsourced Projects by M. A. Parthasarathy

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Chapter 9A Sense of Where You Are

On the Right Track, On Time

If you are running against time, it will be just a matter of time before time runs you out!

As important as it is to carefully plan your project, it is even more critical that you keep track of the project’s progress at frequent intervals. Studies have shown that careful monitoring at predefined milestones helps in assessing and applying corrections early in the project. Projects that are monitored have less chance of failure or schedule slippage. But wait, when we say a “project,” is this applicable only to a software project? No, in fact almost any work that has a defined set of activities to be performed in a given time with known deliverables can be called a project. Tracking and ...

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