After talking to customers who have finished at least one successful Linux-on-the-mainframe project, we realized that they all followed some basic project management rules. In this chapter, we will share our findings with you.
Some of the material may seem obvious to the experienced project manager, but it is surprising that a large number of projects fail to meet their original objectives because the simple rules-of-thumb presented here were not followed. Thus even the experienced may find this chapter useful as a quick review before moving on to the remaining parts of the book.
The trick is to choose the right project and use the opportunity of fast deployment that Linux gives you. In this chapter, we discuss the following questions: