Part II: ICSM Life Cycle and Stage I: Incremental Definition

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The Seven Ages of Man, from Petit’s Almanack, 1525.

Shakespeare’s Beautiful Idea on the Seven Ages of Man (1792), Joseph C. Gear. Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection [ART File S528a4 no.48a-b]

“...When we mean to build,We first survey the plot, then draw the model;And when we see the figure of the house,Then must we rate the cost of the erection;Which if we find outweighs ability,What do we then but draw anew the modelIn fewer offices, or at last desistTo build at all? Much more, in this great work,Which is almost to pluck a kingdom downAnd set another up, should we survey ...

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