Urbii participated in the SCRAM webinar this month. Some of the key lessons learnt for us include:
SCRAM is an independent assessment to identify issues and risks using scientific analysis techniques.
Scheduling is a primary concern of most project stakeholders. This is especially the case for larger projects.
It is important to detect project schedule slippage early on and identify what is driving the slippage.
Technical debt occurs when shortcuts are taken in order to meet certain milestones. When shortcuts are taken this often accrues a technical debt which needs to be paid off at a later stage of the project.
Decisions to incur technical debt should be made with knowledge of the implications, impacts and risks (schedule, cost and technical). You may incur debt as a choice to achieve a certain milestone or deadline, however you should plan to pay back that debt in your project planning and scheduling.
It is important to define project requirements, roles and responsibilities.