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Development Approach

“The development approach can be based on a variety of techniques. The commonly used ones are still some variant of the 1990s’ Iterative Development, Rapid Application Development (RAD) approach or the waterfall approach, which are described elsewhere on this website.”

“The development approach needs to be revisited at the conclusion of the rescue intervention so that lessons learned can be incorporated into the organization’s best practices. The following questions need to be asked at this time:

  • Was the original development approach the right one for this organization?
  • Did the project team apply the approach correctly?
  • What advantages would a new approach provide?
  • Are other project teams in the organization willing to adopt a new development approach?
  • How much more development is the organization going to undertake? Does this justify the investment in rolling out a new approach?
  • How much is the organization willing to invest in a new project approach?”
Development Flow

Risk Management

“This section presents some of the questions to consider regarding the risk management experience in the overall project. Clearly, the risk management process was not successful in the original attempt at the project and needed to be changed for the rescue operation. This is an evaluation of the effectiveness of the revised approach.

  • How well were the lessons learned in the project rescue assessment phase applied in the project rescue?
  • Was the organization capable of adopting the lessons learned?
  • What types of risks were not originally identified?
  • How well did the risk management process work across the different project phases?
  • Which risks became reality during the project rescue?
  • Were the mitigation strategies effective?
  • What could have been done better?”