Metrics. Metrics. Metrics. We love numbers. We measure and put numbers to all kinds of things. We use these numbers to mark our projects as red, yellow and red (of course, the project is always green until there are a few weeks left when someone finally blinks and acknowledges reality and begins... (more)
Principle #5: Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need and trust them to get the job done.
Principle #3: Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale.