Milestone: Lifecycle Objectives
At the end of the inception phase is the first major project milestone or
Lifecycle Objectives Milestone. At this point, you examine the
lifecycle objectives of the project, and decide either to proceed with the
project or to cancel it.
- Stakeholder concurrence on scope definition and cost/schedule estimates
- Agreement that the right set of requirements have been captured and that
there is a shared understanding of these requirements.
- Agreement that the cost/schedule estimates, priorities, risks, and
development process are appropriate.
- All risks have been identified and a mitigation strategy exists for each.
The project may be aborted or considerably re-thought if it fails to reach
Essential Artifacts (in order of importance)
State at milestone
||The project's core requirements, key features, and main constraints are documented.
||Initial project risks identified.
||Iteration plan for first Elaboration iteration completed and reviewed.
||Important terms defined; glossary reviewed.
(Actors, Use Cases)
||Important actors and use cases
identified and flows of events outlined for only the most critical use
||The Configuration Management
environment should be set up.