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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

What Gartner Is Telling Your Boss

Another quality issue raised is Gartner's emphasis on "just enough." In his Process session, Hoyle said, you need "just enough process to enable good enough results." Managers shouldn't get themselves into a state of analysis paralysis in the effort to produce perfect results.Another management function that Hoyle suggested is to kill development projects early, "and often," he said, "if your failure rate is high." You can improve productivity by 20%, Hoyle advised, "by killing projects when you should: which is early in the lifecycle." For example, a project that has had three baseline adjustments because of scope creep is already in trouble. Most projects do have scope creep — 1% per month is typical — but three or more adjustments due to changing requirements means that the project is already out of control.


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