Practical Project Initiation: A Handbook with Tools

Practical Project Initiation: A Handbook with Tools

by Karl Wiegers
     
 

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Zero in on key project-initiation tasks—and build a solid foundation for successful software development. In this concise guide, critically-acclaimed author Karl E. Wiegers fills a void in project management literature by focusing on the activities that are essential—but often overlooked—for launching any project. Drawing on his extensive

Overview

Zero in on key project-initiation tasks—and build a solid foundation for successful software development. In this concise guide, critically-acclaimed author Karl E. Wiegers fills a void in project management literature by focusing on the activities that are essential—but often overlooked—for launching any project. Drawing on his extensive experience, Karl shares lessons learned, proven practices, and tools for getting your project off to the right start—and steering it to ultimate success.

Lay a foundation for project success—discover how to:

• Effectively charter a project • Define meaningful criteria for project success and product releases • Negotiate achievable commitments for project teams and stakeholders • Identify and document potential barriers to success—and manage project risks • Apply the Wideband Delphi method for more accurate estimation • Measure project performance and avoid common metrics traps • Systematically apply lessons learned to future projects

Companion Web site includes:

• Worksheets from inside the book • Project document templates • Resources for project initiation and process improvement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735645783
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
08/08/2007
Series:
Developer Best Practices
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Karl E. Wiegers is a leading speaker, author, and consultant on requirements engineering, project management, and process improvement. As Principal Consultant with Process Impact, he conducts training seminars for corporate and government clients worldwide. Karl has twice won the Software Development Productivity Award, which honors excellence in productivity-enhancing products and books.

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