MIS 495 -- Dr. Reithel
Chapter 3

The Software Team

Options available for applying human resources to a project that will require n people working for k years.

Project Coordination Techniques

The 90-90 Rule

"The first 90 percent of the system absorbs 90 percent of the allotted effort and time. The last 10 percent takes the other 90 percent of the allotted effort and time."

This brings us to the realization of several things: time must be spent at the beginning of a project to establish a realistic plan, during the project to monitor the plan, and throughout the project to control quality and change.

Suggested links for further readings
Project management programs - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Project 2000 (European research and development program in project management)
Project Management Institute
List of WWW references for software project management

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