A Spectrum of Approaches


The quest for success starts with the right approach to support project delivery. Project characteristics and organizational needs should be the basis of selecting an approach.

Organizational agility requires:

  • Open minds—more than one way of doing business
  • Multiple approaches—a holistic viewpoint
  • One goal—a mindset enabling flexibility and use of the correct approach for each project

Each project has a spot on the continuum, from predictive to iterative to incremental to agile. A hybrid approach combines practices from agile- and predictive-driven approaches.

All project life cycles include a planning element. What differentiates the life cycle is how much planning is done and when.

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