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Table 15-2. Results of major milestones in a modern process apparent result
Early demonstrations expose design issues and ambiguities in a tangible form.
The design is noncompliant (so far).
Driving requirements issues are exposed, but detailed requirements traceability is lacking.
The design is considered "guilty until proven innocent."
Demonstrations expose the important assets and risks of complex software systems early, when they can be resolved within the context of life-cycle goals.
Understanding of compliance matures from important perspectives (architecturally significant requirements and use cases).
Requirements changes are considered in balance with design trade-offs.
Engineering progress and issues are tangible, for incorporation into the next iteration's plans.
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