The focus of the first phase is to organize the project.


Usually just one that focuses on establishing the project environment and organizing the team.


Iteration plan

Create the initial iteration plan to detail who will be doing what in the iteration.

Project plan

Most of this plan should be filled in from the beginning, but a few topics (like handover) might be completed in later phases.


Create the glossary from the very beginning.

Solution architecture

Write the introduction, the design constraints and design principles.

Also start writing about design properties, development and deployment.

Iteration report

Finish the phase with an iteration report that lists achievements and lessons learned.