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Managing Iterative Software Development Projects by Ian Spence, Kurt Bittner

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5A Layered Approach to Planning and Managing Iterative Projects

“Planning is an unnatural process; it is much more fun to do something. The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise, rather than being preceded by a period of worry and depression.”John Harvey-Jones

“Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.”Winston Churchill

No single plan can encompass all that needs planning within a project: in creating such a plan, one would obscure the essential contents with so much detail that no one could understand the plan. Plans must be simple and understandable while still being complete.

There is a little-understood mathematical fact that the more detailed a plan is, the less accurate ...

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