This chapter has stressed the need to examine each project carefully to see if it has characteristics that suggest a particular approach or process model. These characteristics will also suggest the addition of specific activities to the project plan.

The classic waterfall process model, which attempts to minimize iteration, should lead to projects that are easy to control. Unfortunately many projects do not lend themselves to this structure. Prototyping often reduces project uncertainties by allowing knowledge to be bought through experimentation. The incremental approach encourages the execution of a series of small, manageable, 'mini-projects' but does have some costs.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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