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Project Management Step by Step: How to Plan and Manage a Highly Successful Project by Richard Newton

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Testing, integration and implementation

In Chapter 5 I touched on the need to test and implement the deliverables from your project. There is an additional stage to consider as well, and that is integration. For major projects the topics of testing, integration and implementation need specialist resources and significant time to complete. Poor testing, integration and implementation are often the basis of project failure. These are three very large topics, which cannot be covered in the context of this book, and this section simply gives a brief introductory overview of them.

Testing is a complex subject and there are, for example, people and teams whose sole role is to perform testing on complex projects such as major software developments. ...

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