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Release Baseline


Jim Johnson suggests you consider how WebEx develops and releases software, Standish Group decided to adapt WebEx's method to our development organization. You need to have an iterative development methodology. You start with a release baseline. This is how it works. You develop the function over the current code. You test as best as you can within your budget. You add it to the application. If you have done a poor job, you might receive a bunch of calls, but then you fix it. You will know better the next time to do more testing first.

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Optimizing Scope

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Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson is the founder and chairman of The Standish Group. He has been professionally involved in the computer industry for over 40 years and has a long list of published books, papers, articles and speeches. He has a combination of technical, marketing, and research achievements focused on mission-critical applications and technology. He is best known for his research on project performance and early recognizing technology trends. Jim is a pioneer of modern research techniques and continues to advance in the research industry through case-based analytical technology.
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