How Iterative Planning Works: A Flowchart Example

For example, as the Initial Planning Cycle flowchart shows, you must first: gather data; define the problem to solve, including uncertainty; define constraints and finally define potential solutions for analysis. This is the starting point for iterative planning. If analysis indicates that a solution is, or may be, practical, the team continues with detail planning to the next iterative loop. At each loop (technical, operational and risk) the team analyzes the solution and either continues with the planning process or loops back to analyze a new or modified solution.

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