This project management lifecycle framework was developed by a consortium of twenty five of some of the best Digital Project Managers in the world with combined experience of over 150 years. Actually, no it wasn’t. I made it up last night.
How we D.E.L.I.V.E.R™ digital projects
Initial discovery phase to scope simple requirements.
Create tests to validate assumptions made in the Discover phase.
Using the results of the Experiment phase, develop a Launch plan that includes more detailed scoping of the requirements, benefits, impact, budget, resources, timescales, risk, etc and has Implementation, Verification, and Evaluation criteria.
Launch the project.
Monitor the implementation to verify that it is performing as expected and make changes as required.
Evaluate the project against
Report on the successes and failures of the project
Acronyms are easier to remember, the seven headings are general enough that lots of things can fit under them, it encourages an experiment/testing approach, and has (kind of) logical steps in managing a project.