The purpose of Discussion 2 is to give you some additional helpful insights for developing the upcoming Scenario 1 and Scenario 2. After reading through the Week 2 Lecture Notes and Required Readings, you are to look ahead to the Week 3 Lecture Notes and concentrate on the diagrams depicting the Agile Project Management (APM) delivery framework diagrams and the lifecycle phase lists (envision, speculate, explore, adapt, close). These diagrams summarize graphically the APM framework, or approach. For Discussion 2, you are to compare the APM framework approach with the PMBOK framework approach. Also discuss which project management approach is generally best suited for a project characterized by unclear and changing user requirements, such as the development of a new satellite-guided laser combat weapon system. You should select from one of three following options (PMBOK approach, APM approach, or a hybrid approach (combining elements of PMBOK and APM), and persuasively assert your position. I recommend the following Wikipedia links as resource links for you to skim, and read, as you see fit (but these readings are not required):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systems_development_life-cycle Systems Development Traditional Life Cycle
Systems Development Spiral Life Cycle
Agile (Project) Management
Additional tips follow:
You will probably want to understand the difference between the waterfall system development life cycle (SDLM) and the spiral SDLM, and consider which PM approach is best suited to meet the project management requirements of the new satellite-guided laser combat weapon system in which requirements typically change on a monthly basis.
I am expecting a discussion of approximately 150-200 words with no citations required (however, if you take specific wording from a source, you will need to cite the source).
Note: Content not coming directly from you will need to be cited per APA. FYI, best practice is to use citations to support your content and assertions.