Initiating - where a project
starts up, requirements are understood and developed, various possible
solutions are identified and considered, and a high level solution is chosen.
(Please note that the word Solution is being used in its widest sense, not
meaning an IT solution - although a solution may include IT.
Elaborating - where this high
level solution is developed into the designs required to “build” the solution.
Constructing - where the designs
are used to “build” the solution.
Transitioning - where the
solution (comprising changes to Methods, Artefacts, Environment and Culture) is
deployed into Operations.
Using (from the Operation
Domain) - where the changed environment is utilised.