• Designed at IBM in 2003



Collection of data to pass the Lifecycle Objective Milestone checkpoint. The test demonstrates:

  • Stakeholder agreement on scope definition and cost/schedule estimates.
  • understanding of Requirements as evidenced by the fidelity of the primary use cases.
  • Credibility of the cost/schedule estimates, priorities, risks, and development process.
  • Depth and breadth of any architectural prototype that was developed.
  • Establishing a baseline by which to compare actual expenditures versus planned expenditures.

If the project does not pass this milestone, process stops.

  • ie…the construction phase is same as Agile…just everybody forgot.