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Besides the usual problems generally associated with product

Besides the usual problems generally associated with product development such as assigning tasks to competent people, monitoring progress, and dealing with delays and changing requirements, there are also several challenges unique to developing software. Among these are managing a process that moves forward in small increments and measuring the size and complexity of an intangible product. Software development is a dynamic process and is characterized by change.

Software projects often begin with unclear, ambiguous, and incomplete requirements which give rise to volatility sometimes leading to scheduling and budgeting problems. What can be done to clear up the "fuzzy" front ends of projects?

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There are a few steps that can be taken to clear up the fuzzy front ends of projects. One of the most significant steps is for management to ensure that all parties involved in the process are working together, which eliminates many of the vulnerabilities, and leads each person to work for the best ...

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The solution discusses what can be done to clear up the "fuzzy" front ends of projects.

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