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Negotiating Achievable Commitments in Software Project Management

Practice Activities

  1. Use Worksheet 9-1 to list your personal commitments or commitments you’ve made on behalf of your team. Indicate whether they are realistically achievable, knowing what you know now. Identify your (or your team’s) interests with respect to each commitment and the interests of the person to whom you’ve made the commitment. Are any of these commitments at risk of not being satisfied?

  2. Identify commitments that others have made to you. Assess the impact if any are not satisfied.

Worksheet 9-1 Your Project’s or Your Personal Commitments

Commitment

Made By

Made To

Date Due

Achievable?

Your Interests

Their Interests