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jfs.world (121) [Avatar] Offline
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is the "work in process (WIP)" in section 1.2.1 ("Process model") actually "work in progress (WIP)"?
david.nicolette (6) [Avatar] Offline
#2
I've seen WIP defined in both ways, as "work in process" and as "work in progress" in different sources. I've seen "work in process" far more often and I think it's the more generally-accepted term. But there's really no difference. For the book I picked the one that seemed to be more commonly used, for consistency.
jfs.world (121) [Avatar] Offline
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david.nicolette wrote:I've seen WIP defined in both ways, as "work in process" and as "work in progress" in different sources. I've seen "work in process" far more often and I think it's the more generally-accepted term. But there's really no difference. For the book I picked the one that seemed to be more commonly used, for consistency.


I see. I guess it wasn't clear from my post, but if consistency's what you're striving for, you'll need to fix the text. I keep seeing "steer(ing) work in progress" throughout the chapter.... And "work in process" is really the only one time when I've seen "work in process" used instead!
david.nicolette (6) [Avatar] Offline
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I see what you mean. Yes, that does sound inconsistent. The book has gone to press now so I guess we'll have to live with it. For what it's worth, WIP is a buzz-term and "steering work in progress" is just an English phrase. I'm not trying to dodge the inconsistency, just clarifying. Sorry about the confusion! I hope you'll be able to read past that sort of thing and get to the substance.
jfs.world (121) [Avatar] Offline
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david.nicolette wrote:I see what you mean. Yes, that does sound inconsistent. The book has gone to press now so I guess we'll have to live with it. For what it's worth, WIP is a buzz-term and "steering work in progress" is just an English phrase. I'm not trying to dodge the inconsistency, just clarifying. Sorry about the confusion! I hope you'll be able to read past that sort of thing and get to the substance.


smilie I'm trying to, and I appreciate your continued participation and help even after the book has gone to press.