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[3 Feb 2006 | Comments Off on Depth of scope | ]

When having a discussion about the negotiable-scope nature of some Agile processes (XP for example) an inevitable discussion about the “variables” of a software project arises. I usually abbreviate the “variables” as Q R S and T: quality, resources (a.k.a. cost), scope, and time. Many projects try to fix all of these variables and are subsequently shocked that they failed to meet their estimates on one of them. Something has to give, many Agile proponents argue that it should be scope.
Many business stakeholders are uncomfortable with negotiable …