14. Using a Rolling Wave for Fast and Flexible Development

  1. Abbie Griffin Presidential Chair member2 and
  2. Stephen Somermeyer chemical engineering, MBA Principal Head Board member3
  1. Gregory D. Githens PMP, NPDP Principal

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470209943.ch14

The PDMA ToolBook 3 for New Product Development

The PDMA ToolBook 3 for New Product Development

How to Cite

Githens, G. D. (2007) Using a Rolling Wave for Fast and Flexible Development, in The PDMA ToolBook 3 for New Product Development (eds A. Griffin and S. Somermeyer), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470209943.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Utah, USA

  2. 3

    Somermeyer & Associates, USA

Author Information

  1. CatalystPM, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 3 OCT 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470089231

Online ISBN: 9780470209943

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Keywords:

  • rolling waves - dynamic innovation efforts;
  • rolling waves and brittle schedules;
  • product architecture;
  • rolling wave steps;
  • plan-a-little-do-a-little approach

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Understanding Why Brittle Schedules Occur

  • An Example of the Rolling Wave Technique

  • Three Principles That Undergird Agility

  • Rolling Wave Steps

  • Conclusion

  • References