Prenatal Exercises for Your Project


The entrance and exit criteria for each phase should be defined and communicated as well. Also define what milestones will be accomplished and when. It might be a good idea to go over the high-level project plan during this step.

Though there is some value to the postmortem, prenatal exercises can define up front the activities that will make the project run more efficiently. Many problems may be avoided by “Doing It Right the First Time,” thus saving both time and headaches later in the project. Follow the steps above during your prenatal exercise and you will be well on your way to a smoother running project.


1) Crosby, Philip. Quality is Free. 


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While working at Fortune 100 companies, Clark Cashman has gained industry experience in time-proven methodologies in the areas of quality assurance and project management, which has given him the opportunity, as a corporate trainer, to teach others what he has learned. He has managed QA organizations and test teams and implemented test automation tools and processes. Clark can be reached at

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