Product Competency Assessing Processes Defining Criteria for Reviews

Re view describes the activity of evaluating or assessing work products. Reviews should take place frequently and at certain milestones in the life of a project, certainly at the end of a phase. Once we determine the appropriate life cycle, we will know its phases and can then determine where end-of-phase product reviews should occur. Reviews can and should take place in process as well. In Chapter 30, "Software Quality Assurance," we will describe the review event: what should be reviewed, when the reviews should occur, who should attend, and how the review should be conducted. Also included are the quality control aspects that reviews must address, such as the cost of quality and defect counts. The triangles in our IEEE 1074-inspired waterfall model (Figure 1-7) show that it is necessary for a development team to pass a review of the just-completed phase before proceeding to the next. In addition to end-of-phase product reviews, internal and external deliverables from within each phase are also candidates for review. Reviews of early estimates of effort and cost will improve the overall, committed project cost/schedule estimates as described in Chapter 11, "Estimating Duration and Cost."

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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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