How does a mountain looks like from a 100 meter? Like a mountain probably, but how does a good project looks like from a far distance, it is more ambiguous, I mean, how can a person tell if a project is in a good or bad situation, well… there is no magic steps but anyways McConell teach us about some of these things.
The conceptual phase told us about the three kinds of developing focus thet must be, Discovery, Invention and Implementation, should this phases will shift like a roller coaster? Of course not (Or maybe they will, but it is really NOT the desirable) Since the level of uncertaintly just got bigger with these shifts.
“Technical projects often provide status reports such as 90% complete”
Truth been told, thanks for that quote McConell! this is the reality, System engineers (and me) done this so many times that is scaring how this can become an habit anytime soon, so the way to fight this is getting the critical functionality as soon as is available .