The adoption of a high-quality software development process is a daunting task, even for people trained in the methods with a funded and supported project on which to apply the principles. It is especially difficult in an environment where the culture does not support disciplined software development, where most people have not been educated in the methods, and the project has been perpetuated for many years in an ad hoc environment. Even with the advent of total quality management, few business managers understand the application of quality principles to software.

Applying continuous improvement in software development is extremely difficult, but it is also paramount to the ongoing success of a heterogeneous, mission-critical project. This chapter describes the evolution of a disciplined process in a large, ongoing, mission-critical development project at Motorola Austin.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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