Larger Projects Might Have Multiple Combinations of Life Cycles

No single life cycle meets everyone’s needs. On projects with larger teams or multisite projects, you might find that each team uses its own life cycle. (See Chapter 12, Managing Multisite Projects for more information.) On one project with about sixty developers and twenty testers, the project life cycle looked like Figure 9, One large project's life cycle: a combination of life cycles.

Figure 9. One large project’s life cycle: a combination of life cycles

The developers used an incremental life cycle. The testers used an iterative life cycle. The testers chose to develop their ...

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