Judgment Required

Because of product and project management's long history of favoring serial development processes, any figure like that of Figure 4.1 can take on a serial appearance. However, while a project may follow the general sequence of Envision, Speculate, Explore, Adapt, and Close, the entire model should be considered fluid. The wording of production-style models implies linearityInitiate, Plan, Manage, Controlwhile the APM terms were selected to imply iterative evolutionSpeculate, Explore, Adapt.

An overemphasis on linearity leads to stagnation, just as an overemphasis on evolution leads to endless, and eventually mindless, change. With either model, development team members, customer team members , and executives need to exercise keen judgment in its application.

The Agile Revolution

Guiding Principles: Customers and Products

Guiding Principles: Leadership-Collaboration Management

An Agile Project Management Model

The Envision Phase

The Speculate Phase

The Explore Phase

The Adapt and Close Phases

Building Large Adaptive Teams

Reliable Innovation

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Agile Project Management. Creating Innovative Products
Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products (2nd Edition)
ISBN: 0321658396
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 96
Authors: Jim Highsmith
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