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Prentice Hall, Inc.
Case example: DuPont Cable
System was needed to maintain inventory of every wire,
telephone, modem, wiring closet connection, etc. No software
package could handle the scale/workload.
Custom-built software flexible to handle company expanding
DuPont IEA: 4 phases to implement project (IEA and
1: Go ahead - day 1, customer agrees to participate
2: System definition - days 2 to 30:$ to implement
3: ”Timebox” - 90 days, create design specs and
4: Installation - Day 120, customer 90 days to verify