Getting started with iterative project management

Iterative project management

Acute360's R&D iterative project management hierarchy is comprised of 4 building blocks based on the Scientific Method: 

1. Analysis/Objectives 
2. Tasks 
3. Activities/Iterations (Hypotheses & Experimentations)
4. Validation 

Acute360 provides an agile and consistent methodology for planning and conducting R&D projects and managing them the right way.

In traditional (Waterfall) project management, objectives, budget, time frames, tasks and activities are already well-defined, whereas in iterative project management very little of this is done.

In an iterative approach to resolve a problem, you are venturing into unknown territory and you must acknowledge that you will go through many iterations and rework before you get to the solution.                                                                                                          

Acute360's Iterative Hierarchy

Tasks are a decomposition of the project’s objectives into more manageable parts or requirements.

The goal of an activity/iteration is to either define the work to be performed required to attain the task’s objective or to propose a hypothesis along with a solution that will attempt to resolve a scientific or technological uncertainty/obstacle to attain the task’s objective.

Project Management Software

Walkthrough Tour

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Electronic laboratory notebook

No more paper. Acute360 is your electronic laboratory notebook to manage, organize and document all your scientific and experimental data the right way and in the same place.

R&D Tax Credit collects real-time technical and financial (labor, materials, subcontractors, etc.) data to easily claim your R&D (SR&ED) tax credits, measure your R&D team's efficiency, and predict a project’s performance & success.