5. Using Risk to Balance Agility and Discipline

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Getting the formula right entails knowledge, patience, foresight, and communication

The lease management and CCPDS-R case studies in Chapter 4 are particularly good examples of hybrid agile and plan-driven methods that provided different but highly effective balances of agility and discipline to fit their unique situations. However, they do not provide specific guidelines for combining agile and plan-driven methods. In this chapter we offer a way to plan your program and incorporate both agility and discipline in proportion to your project's needs. The criteria we develop are based on your project's ...

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