In this chapter, we drill down inside the microcycle. The microcycle, you will no doubt recall from Chapter 4, “Process Overview,” is the core iterative component of the entire Harmony/ESW process. Before we begin the microcycle iterations, the overall process (shown in Figure 4.5) shows that both prespiral planning and the “Develop stakeholder requirements” activities have been completed. This means that at minimum, the following things are true:
• A schedule containing the microcycles, their expected completion dates, and their allocation to resources has been created.
• The team is organized and structured.
• A risk reduction plan, with identified RMAs, has been created.
• The stakeholder requirements have been developed ...