Having Googled around a little bit more I realize that what I wrote two posts down wasn’t exactly new thinking. Similar ideas were described by Robert C. Cooper in this article. I didn’t read the paper before I wrote my post, I swear :) Even if I didn’t earn the Nobel Prize in management this time either, I’m happy to see my ideas corroborated.
Many project management models are based on Robert Coopers original Stage-Gate model . My experience is that it is often misunderstood. Two common such misunderstandings are: That the stages in the Stage-Gate model imply a waterfall development process in which development activities are mapped onto the stages and performed in a strict sequence. That a Gate is some sort of project impediment or, marginally better, any old milestone. I will below suggest Continue Reading