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ObjectiveCombine the development and maintenance-related activities in development cycles.

This practice spans across two phases of software development: development and maintenance.


The practice applies to all projects.

Addressed elements in SMM
Prerequisites to applynone
  1. Include maintenance-related activities into the development cycle
    1. Define scope and responsibilities for managing the maintenance-related activities
    2. Decide between a fixed-time or fixed-scope strategy of maintenance
    3. Perform maintenance before implementing new features in the development cycle
  1. Maintenance activities are not performed or performed irregularly/ad-hoc
    1. The project becomes unmaintainable
    2. Development is not linked with maintenance
Related practicesBP-B.5: Record and manage issues encountered with the product
SourceThis practice has been defined based on the results of the survey, supported by the literature
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