Launch Development Case
When the new or updated development case is ready, you need to launch it to
the project. This means that you make the development case public, together with
the new guidelines, new templates, and new tools. Unless the change is
trivial, you need to educate the people in the project to use the new process
Inform all project members about the development case, guidelines, templates
and tools. If the project has a project web site, the changes should be posted
there, in addition to notifying the project members.
Unless the change is trivial, you need to educate the project members about
the new development case, guidelines, templates and tools.
The following are some ways to educate the project members:
- Seminar. If the change is small or easy to understand it can be acceptable
if the process engineer presents the new on a seminar. This type of seminar
typically takes 1-3 hours.
- "Kick-start" workshop. Arrange a one-day workshop for all
project members, where they follow the new development case, guidelines,
templates, and use the tools. See Work
Guidelines: Development Case Workshop, for details on how to arrange
such a workshop. Notice that a "kick-start" workshop assumes that
the participants have taken the relevant standard training courses.
- Customized training courses. If the project member have not attended the
standard training courses in process and tools, an alternative is to
customize the standard training courses, to cover the project's development
case, guidelines, templates and tools. However, it can be expensive to
customize training courses.
- "Boot-camps", 1-5 weeks of concentrated hands-on training. Not
many organizations can afford to arrange these kinds of boot-camps, but they
have proven to be efficient if there are many new factors for the people in
the project. A boot-camp is typically a mixture of seminars, training
courses and hands-on work with the process and tools.
While presenting the new material and educating project members, you are
likely to receive feedback and discover defects in the development case,
guidelines, templates or tools. Trigger change requests where appropriate.
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