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FIGURE 1-1 The waterfall model 7

FIGURE 1-2 Progress profile of a conventional software project 12

FIGURE 1-3 Risk profile of a conventional software project across its life cycle 14

FIGURE 1-4 Suboptimal software component organization resulting from a requirements-driven approach 16

FIGURE 2-1 Three generations of software economics leading to the target objective 23

FIGURE 2-2 Return on investment in different domains 25

FIGURE 2-3 The predominant cost estimation process 28

FIGURE 3-1 Cost and schedule investments necessary to achieve reusable components 39

FIGURE 4-1 The top five principles of a modern process 64

FIGURE 5-1 The phases of the life-cycle process 75

FIGURE 6-1 Overview of the artifact sets 85

FIGURE 6-2 Life-cycle focus on artifact sets 89

FIGURE 6-3 Life-cycle evolution of the artifact sets 92

FIGURE 6-4 Typical business case outline 97

FIGURE 6-5 Typical release specification outline 97

FIGURE 6-6 Typical software development plan outline 99

FIGURE 6-7 Typical release description outline 100

FIGURE 6-8 Artifact sequences across a typical life cycle 102

FIGURE 6-9 Typical vision document outline 103

FIGURE 6-10 Typical architecture description outline 105

FIGURE 7-1 Architecture, an organized and abstracted view into the design models 113

FIGURE 8-1 Activity levels across the life-cycle phases 119

FIGURE 8-2 The workflow of an iteration 121

FIGURE 8-3 Iteration emphasis across the life cycle 123

FIGURE 8-4 A typical build sequence associated with a layered architecture 124

FIGURE 9-1 A typical sequence of life-cycle checkpoints 127

FIGURE 9-2 Engineering artifacts available at the life-cycle architecture milestone .. 130

FIGURE 9-3 Default agendas for the life-cycle architecture milestone 131

FIGURE 9-4 Typical minor milestones in the life cycle of an iteration 133

FIGURE 10-1 Conventional work breakdown structure, following the product hierarchy 141

FIGURE 10-2 Default work breakdown structure 144

FIGURE 10-3 Evolution of planning fidelity in the WBS over the life cycle 147

FIGURE 10-4 Planning balance throughout the life cycle 151

FIGURE 11-1 Default roles in a software line-of-business organization 156

FIGURE 11-2 Default project organization and responsibilities 159

FIGURE 11-3 Software management team activities 160

FIGURE 11-4 Software architecture team activities 161

FIGURE 11-5 Software development team activities 162

FIGURE 11-6 Software assessment team activities 164

FIGURE 11-7 Software project team evolution over the life cycle 165

FIGURE 12-1 Typical automation and tool components that support the process workflows 169

FIGURE 12-2 Round-trip engineering 174

FIGURE 12-3 The primitive components of a software change order 176

FIGURE 12-4 Example release histories for a typical project and a typical product 179

FIGURE 12-5 Organization policy outline 183

FIGURE 12-6 Extending environments into stakeholder domains 185

FIGURE 13-1 Expected progress for a typical project with three major releases 191

FIGURE 13-2 The basic parameters of an earned value system 193

FIGURE 13-3 Assessment of book progress (example) 194

FIGURE 13-4 Typical staffing profile 196

FIGURE 13-5 Stability expectation over a healthy project's life cycle 197

FIGURE 13-6 Modularity expectation over a healthy project's life cycle 197

FIGURE 13-7 Adaptability expectation over a healthy project's life cycle 198

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Project Management Made Easy

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