I have developed a new project method called "Top Development". I think waterfalls, spiralmethods, iterative methods, agile methods (Scrum) etc. have failed at meeting the functional requirements at a given cost.
"Top Development" is an iterative project method that uses prototyping of the system as the main focus. The method can be used in small project with only a few project members or by large projects with several hundreds of project members. It's primary use is for information technology projects, but it can also be used for other types of projects where worktime are the main cost.
The method emphasizes planning at the beginning of the projectperiod in combination with iterative development. In addition it has focus on the systems infrastructure before implementing the functional requirements. When the infrastructure is in place, the project is "Over the Top", - that's is why the method is called "Top Development".
To avoid bad choices of technology, frameworks etc., it uses "Throw'n go" at every review of a prototype. It is best for the final system to throw away bad elements as early as possible during a projects lifetime.
All parts of the method are well documented. In addition to this description, there is templates for organization charts, processflow, task lists, project estimation, risk analysis, project reporting, projects milestones etc.
Both commercial and non-commercial can use this method at no costs.
You can view the full documentation at http://www.fibon.com/topdev/topdev.pdf
I would like to have some feedback from the community about this projectmethod.