Rolling Wave Planning in Project Management

Rolling wave planning is an iterative approach to managing projects, where time periods of work anticipate project adjustments and corresponding corrections.

Working iteratively, teams define deliverables, tasks, and budgets based on the project scope, setting goals and milestones as they progress. It is a tool used in define activities process and it is especially very useful while working in the planning performance domain and development approach and lifecycle performance domain.

Rolling wave planning is particularly useful when there is a lot of uncertainty in a project. This way, ou can rearrange if any of the risks come to fruition so that you can address and resolve them before they become crucial.

Rolling wave planning lets you identify all the key details of the scope of the project you are about to execute. This helps team members identify the tasks they need to complete in the near future. As a result, increased transparency and participation are more likely to happen.