Chapter 21. Concept Over Process
Concept Over Process (COP) is a project development methodology. Much has been written on project management, the monitoring and measurement of the resources and tasks in the project. However, less information is available on the actual analysis and creative process—the process that occurs prior to and during a project's life cycle.
Most project management books include sections on defining the project. They explain the importance of identifying the project scope. The actual thought process involved in the analysis, however, is less readily available.
Throughout my career, I have created a simple, yet powerful method for generating the creative/analytical thought that must occur prior to and during a project. This method has been formalized into COP to provide a starting point for those who perform project work.