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DOD weapon system

Embedded automotive Commercial application compiler

Telecom switch

Lower

Management Complexity

• Smaller scale

• Few stakeholders

Higher

Management

Complexity

• Contractual

• Many stakeholders

Business spreadsheet

Lower Technical Complexity

• Straightforward automation, single thread

• Interactive performance, single platform

• Many precedent systems, application re-engineering

Business spreadsheet

Higher

Management

Complexity

• Contractual

• Many stakeholders

Lower Technical Complexity

• Straightforward automation, single thread

• Interactive performance, single platform

• Many precedent systems, application re-engineering

Figure 14-1. The two primary dimensions of process variability

A process framework is not a project-specific process implementation with a well-defined recipe for success. Judgment must be injected, and the methods, techniques, culture, formality, and organization must be tailored to the specific domain to achieve a process implementation that can succeed. The following discussion about the major differences among project processes is organized around six process parameters: the size of the project and the five parameters that affect the process exponent, and hence economies of scale, in COCOMO II. These are some of the critical dimensions that a software project manager must consider when tailoring a process framework to create a practical process implementation.

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