Characteristics of the conventional software development process
It's useful to summarize the characteristics of the conventional software development process as it has typically been applied, which is not necessarily as it was intended.Our projects destined for trouble frequently exhibit the following symptoms,
Protracted integration and late breakage
Late risk resolution
Requirements driven functional decomposition
Adversarial stakeholder relationships
Focus on documents and reviews meetings.
Source: Software Project Management by Barry W. Boehm