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Having a good methodology is important, but the methodology   is only one piece of the whole solution. The engineering environment can be described in terms of groups.

Recall that there are four phases of analysis, design, implementation, and testing. A task is one action item from any one of the phases. A temporal arrangement of tasks is called a stage. The supporting engineering environment is established into groups.

Table B.1 on page [*] summarizes the supporting engineering environment.

Table B.1: Supporting Engineering Environment
Groups Goals
People Start with high quality people.
Tools Give them powerful tools.
Strategies Surround them with consistent directions.
Measurements Measure their progress.
Feedback Improve their productivity.

Ronald LeRoi Burback