Comparing Linear, Incremental, Iterative, Adaptive, and Extreme PMLC Models
Don't fall victim to forcing round projects into square project holes. You are only courting failure. If your project isn't well-served by your methodology, find, use and adapt a methodology that does fit the project.
—Robert K. Wysocki, PhD, President, EII Publications, LLC
CHAPTER LEARNING OBJECTIVES
After reading this chapter, you will be able to:
- Explain the benefits and use of the Linear PMLC models (Standard Waterfall and Rapid Development Waterfall)
- Explain the benefits of use of the Incremental PMLC models (Staged Delivery Waterfall, Feature-Driven Development)
- Explain the benefits and use of the Iterative Agile PMLC models (Prototyping, Evolutionary Development Waterfall, Rational Unified Process (RUP), Dynamic Systems Design Method (DSDM), Adaptive Software Development (ASD), and Scrum)
- Explain the benefits and use of the Adaptive Agile PMLC models (Adaptive Project Framework)
- Explain the benefits and use of the Extreme PMLC model (INSPIRE)
- Be aware of the challenges arising from use of any of the 12 specific PMLC models
This chapter brings together the details of 12 specific PMLC models to equip the sponsor, project manager, and project team with the information they will need to make an informed decision as to which PMLC model is the best fit to their project situation. I have had personal experiences with all 12 of these models or led consulting and training engagements with ...