Simplifying Program Management: Behind the Scenes of Three Targeted Improvement Efforts Underway at Intuit's Professional Tax Division. Jim Gibson, Intuit, Inc. September 21, 2006. “If everybody’s thinking alike, then somebody’s not thinking.”
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Simplifying Program Management: Behind the Scenes of Three Targeted Improvement Efforts Underway at Intuit's Professional Tax Division
Jim Gibson, Intuit, Inc.
September 21, 2006
“If everybody’s thinking alike, then somebody’s not thinking.”
- G.S. Patton
Managing Scope When Breaking New Ground
Lower levels of Detail
Highest level of Abstraction
Print tax return
Domain = “Print”
Feature (Level 1)
Newly Identified Scope Units
(232 Scope Units)
Simple Tool: Resource Allocation
Team C - QA
Product Line Development Learning Curve
Each of these is essential, as is the blending of all three.
product lines = strategic reuse
“Truth is what stands the test of experience.”
- Albert Einstein