COMPETENCE 1: LIFE CYCLES
The ability to structure and organise change initiatives.
A life cycle is a framework comprising a series of distinct stages required to transform an idea or concept into reality in an orderly and efficient manner. A life cycle can be viewed as the structure underpinning deployment. Recognised life cycles include: linear (commonly referred to as waterfall), iterative (commonly referred to as agile) and hybrid.
The choice of life cycle depends on the desired outputs, outcomes, benefits and the expected uncertainty, novelty and risk appetite for a change initiative.