Feature Complete – A Definition; or An Exploration of Varied Knowledge Management Systems at Yahoo!

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Feature Complete

All features planned for the release have been completely coded, unit tested by the developer, and checked into source control, ready for the build. We often differentiate between Feature Complete Checkin date, and Feature Complete Build date.”

Prior to Feature Complete (or FC) the focus of the project is on the development team, who is busy implementing the feature set based on the PRDs and (if we have them) Functional Specs and perhaps other specs. After Feature Complete, the focus of the project is on the testing, the fixing and verifying of bugs. The focus during this time is on the bug queue in Bugzilla, and the Bug Council meets daily to prioritize, assign, and defer new bugs as they’re reported.

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PS: All this makes me think we need a unified understanding of our knowledge management tools.