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Too Many Iterations

Each pain expressed in the survey implies different situations and concerns to different people. These implications, in turn, imply yet more situations and concerns. These implications have been organized and grouped into issues now showing as headings below. What additional implications do these call to your mind? Please feel free to add your implications to this page.

Then, follow the heading link to a page that discusses each issue. The page includes viewpoints and recommendations pertinant to the issue. You can also add your input to the issue page


  • The decisions are important


  • Creates confusion or limits understanding

Organization Component

  • Organization changes in the middle of the process
  • Too many organizational levels are involved

Performance Management

  • No prior understanding of customer affordability


  • Implies a need for flexibility
  • Process not flexible enough

Time Concern

  • Iterations may the whole point of the process
  • Implies a lack of understanding of the reason for the iteration
  • Implies accuracy
    • Implies that accuracy matters
    • Implies that iterations improve accuracy
  • Keeps window open for new business decisions
  • Keeps window open for new business inputs
  • Due to length of the process
  • Don’t wait for things to happen
  • Continued change in targets


  • Poor Planning & Budgeting tools

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