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- Interfaces and dependencies between components have been
- The workload for the Implementation Team is balanced;
potential bottlenecks have been identified and work has been
redistributed, and contingency plans have been created to allow critical
work to be redistributed if the initial work allocation becomes
- There are no instances of dependencies crossing more than one
- Unnecessary dependencies on lower-layer components have been
- The impact of necessary dependencies on lower layer
components have been reduced by letting components in middle layers
re-export interfaces from components in lower layers.
- The number of layers is no more than seven (plus or minus
two), or there is a well-understood reason why more layers exist.
- The ratio between the number of packages or subsystems and
the number of components is consistent with the application size and
complexity (for example, 5 packages or subsystems and 1,000 components is
a sign that something is wrong).
- The amount of source code is consistent with the expectation
based on the number of design classes (for example, 100,000 lines of code
for 10 design classes is a sign that the either the design or the
implementation, or both, may be flawed).
- The actual implementation effort is close to what was
estimated, or if not, the basis for estimation has been examined and
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