Tip Of The Iceberg

Date
September 28, 2021
Project timeline of a road improvement project
Project timeline of a road improvement project

Project time is best spent in the planning and design phases

Planning 10-15%

Design 60-70%

Implementation 15-30%

Applies to big waterfall projects

Also applies to individual work items, like sprint work

Stakeholders do the planning

Implementors do the design and implementation

This demonstrates that, for an agile team for example, a product owner's cost of time and effort is at most 1/5 of a developer's.

Planning and design are really important.

Design takes so long because most of the time the plan is not clear to both sides.