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Schedule performance index (SPI), 205 Schedules, 71, 149

activity on the node (AON),

151-152 critical path analysis, 152-153 crunch, 149 finalizing, 163 Gantt charts, 150 PERT, 153-154

precedence diagramming method

(PDM), 154-156 proj ect network diagrams, 150-156 variance, 208 Scientific management, 224-225 Scope boundary, 105

change control, 103, 113-117 change request form and log, 115, 116

creep, 113, 115 defined, 10,65-66,69-70 definition, 103, 107-111 grope, 113

initiation, 102-103, 104-106 leap, 113-114 planning, 103, 105 statement, 105-106 verification, 103, 111, 113 Scope management defined, 19 myths of, 114 plan, 104

processes, 102-104 Scoring models, 46-47 Sears, Roebuck and Co., 5, 204 Semi-detached projects, 138

Shewhart, Walter A., 225-227 Simulations, 187-190 Six Sigma, 234-236 Slack, 153 SLIM, 139, 140 Smith, Douglas K., 88-91 Smith, Sheila, 266 Socio-technical approach, 6 Software defects, 221,223, 225 engineering, 131-140 process, 236 process capability, 236 process maturity, 237-241 process performance, 236-237 risks, 170 Software Engineering Economics

(Boehm), 137 Software Engineering Institute (SEI),

236 Software Productivity Research (SPR),

241 Software tools project management, 156-158

Source lines of code (SLOC), 299 Spiral development, 17 Sponsor, 10, 11,262-263,287-288 Staff acquisition, 76 Stage gates, 12 Stakeholders, 10, 65, 85-86 Standards defined, 231 ISO, 232-234 quality, 243-245 Standish Group, 4, 5, 6, 109 Statistical controls, 226 Status reporting, 209 Structured approach to systems development, 16 Subject matter experts (SMEs), 11 Successor activities, 151 Sunk costs, 162 Sustaining sponsor, 262 SWAT teams, 89

SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis, 178 Symons, Charles, 299-300 Systems development life cycle (SDLC) analysis, 15 defined, 14 design, 15

implementation, 15 maintenance and support, 15-16 planning, 15 rapid applications development, 16-18

versus product life cycle, 18-19 waterfall method, 16

Targets, 263-264 Tasks, 70-71

Taylor, Frederic W., 224-225 Team(s)

defined, 89

how they learn, 92-96 knowledge management and, 91-92 performance, 88-91 selection and acquisition, 88 use of term, 86 Technical experts (TEs), 11 Technical feasibility, 41 Technical reviews, 245-246 TickIT, 234 Time boxing, 129 Time frame, project, 9, 71 Time management defined, 19, 122 estimating project, 128-131 software engineering, 131-140 work breakdown structure, 122, 123-128 Tools, 31

Top-down estimating, 129-130 Tornado graph, 188, 190 Total Benefits of Ownership (TBO), 42A3

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), 42 Triangular distribution, 186-187 Triple constraint, 10 TWA, 284

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