Strategy and Risk Assessment
There is a very important relationship between the project development strategy, the development length, your team size, and the risk (see next chapter) of the project. In general, the higher the risk of the project, the more likely strategies such as fast track and hybrid would be used. Generally, with a team size of greater than five to seven people, the project would have to use one of the variations of the release or hybrid strategies.
It is in the nature of many people that, when faced with a risky project, their inclination is to be conservative in approaching the choice of strategy. It ...