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Progressive Elaboration For Projects: Practical Ways of Handling Risky Project



In my previous article, I have talked about phase to phase relationship for projects. In this article, I want to talk about all you need to know about progressive Elaboration for projects. Follow me as we are going to look at that together in this article. 


Phases of the project life cycle are arranged to allow for progressive elaboration in which successive layers of details are added to the plans as the project progresses. Usually, the sequence of the phases defined by most project life cycles involves some type of hand-off or deliverable.



Most often, deliverables from one phase are approved before work begins on the next phase.

For example, design specifications are approved and handed over before approval is gained on the deliverables of a previous phase of the risk are considered acceptable. It helps the project management team plan work to a greater level of detail as the project progresses.






Rolling wave planning…

The three major characteristics of a project are its uniqueness, temporariness, and progressive elaboration. Rolling wave planning is a technique that is used to address the progressive elaboration characteristics of the project. It is nothing but the progressive detailing of project plans.

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