How’s Your Project Going? – Metrics for Development Builds

Few things scare clients like the “big black box” of development.  At the development phase, after intensive iterative rounds of creative and functional decisions with a tangible sense of back and forth, the client puts their faith in their consultant.  How do the client and consultant determine how well their development project is proceeding inside of that black box? Metrics – and the basic metric, understandably, is about budget.