When software development projects fall behind schedule decisions must be made as to the tactics to bring the project back on schedule. This paper proposes a technique to categorize and group features for a project so that, rather than adjust resources or short cut phases of the development process, features are adjusted to keep the project on schedule. The project has flexibility based on the amount of work (the features) rather than the number of resources or the schedule. The feature categories are spread across iterations within the project, leading to a fine grained adjustment of the project’s progress in relation to schedule
Suscheck, Charles A. and Huff, Richard, "A Proposal for Adaptive Software Development Using Elastic Features" (2005). AMCIS 2005 Proceedings. 516.