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The Project Management Institute uses the terms predictive and adaptive for project life cycles. A predictive life cycle is all about long term predictability and controlling change whereas an adaptive life cycle emphasises responding rapidly to change. Iterations are almost inevitable for any kind of software development life cycle whatever you call it, but ...


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I'm not sure about a formal definition, however I would tend to use the term "Waterfall with multiple phases" for the model you are discussing. My experience of these is that you plan in more detail and with greater accuracy for the first phase than any subsequent phases, and refine the plans for the subsequent phases as time goes on. In terms of a ...


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