Rapid Development Best Practices Matrix

Best Practice Name

Potential reduction from nominal schedule

Improvement in progress visibility

Effect in schedule risk

Chance of first time success

Chance of long term success

Change Board

Fair

Fair

Decreased

Very Good

Excellent

Daily build and smoke test

Good

Good

Decreased

Very Good

Excellent

Designing for change

Fair

None

Decreased

Good

Excellent

Evolutionary delivery

Good

Excellent

Decreased

Very Good

Excellent

Evolutionary prototyping

Excellent

Excellent

Increased

Very Good

Excellent

S Goal Setting

(goal of shortest schedule)
more

Very Good

None

Increased

Good

Very Good

L Goal Setting

(goal of least risk)
more

None

Good

Decreased

Good

Very Good

M Goal Setting

(goal of maximum visibility)
more

None

Excellent

Decreased

Good

Very Good

Inspections

Very Good

Fair

Decreased

Good

Excellent

JAD

Good

Fair

Decreased

Good

Excellent

Lifecycle model selection

Fair

Fair

Decreased

Very Good

Excellent

Measurement

Very Good

Good

Decreased

Good

Excellent

Miniature milestones

Fair

Very Good

Decreased

Good

Excellent

Outsourcing

Excellent

None

Increased

Good

Very Good

Principled negotiation

None

Very Good

Decreased

Very Good

Excellent

Productivity environments

Good

None

No Effect

Good

Very Good

Rapid development languages

Good

None

Increased

Good

Very Good

Requirements scrubbing

Very Good

None

Decreased

Very Good

Excellent

Reuse

Excellent

None

Decreased

Poor

Very Good

Signing up

Very Good

None

Increased

Fair

Good

Spiral lifecycle model

Fair

Very Good

Decreased

Excellent

Excellent

Staged delivery

None

Good

Decreased

Very Good

Excellent

Theory-W management

None

Very Good

Decreased

Excellent

Excellent

Throwaway prototyping

Fair

None

Increased

Excellent

Excellent

Timebox development

Excellent

None

Decreased

Good

Excellent

Tools group

Good

None

Decreased

Good

Very Good

Top-10 risks list

None

Very Good

Decreased

Excellent

Excellent

User interface prototyping

Good

None

Decreased

Excellent

Excellent

Voluntary overtime

Good

None

Increased

Fair

Very Good