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Introduction to Methodology Selection

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Cockburn (2000) states that, methodologies include by the very least; people, roles, skills, teams, tools, techniques, , processes, activities, milestones, work products, standards, quality measures, and team values. The focus of the project selected to be analyzed in this documentation involves a public sector project requiring priority ranking methods and process re-engineering.

Shown below are the main factors compromising of this project methodology. The proposed solution in chapter 1.2 requires guidance and a framework to be implemented. The methodology comparisons and analysis done in this documentation will be mainly focused on solving the current problem with the limited requirements available.

* People:

* Roles:

* Skills:

* Teams:

* Tools:

* Techniques:

* Processes:

* Activities:

* Milestones:

* Work products:

* Standards:

* Quality measures:

* Team values:

Underlying principals are essential to understand the processes, methodologies, design selections.

Cockburn (2000) has developed four main principals in identifying the most suited methodology out of which only the first two principals affect a project of this kind;

Principle 1

A methodology exists primarily to coordinate people. When the roles in a group are large, the project will ideally require a larger methodology to bear the capacity. The first principal focuses on selecting the suitable methodology based on the number of team roles.

The project in question requires a methodology which can be managed by a small team of roles and responsibilities.

Principle 2

The second principal shows that the more a system is critical, the greater the density the project construction should have. The following are ways to identify if the project analyzed in this documentation is critical to the organization.

* Loss of comfort: system failure will result in more work done by hand.

This criterion is an affect that can be caused by this project and is the current situation.

* Loss of discretionary money: system failure will result in loss of money or related valuables.

This factor is not directly connected to the scenario at hand.

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