"No plan survives contact with life"
-- Captain Dylan Hunt, Andromeda Ascendant
These days our paradigms are shifting away from man-made models (engineering, manufacturing) and toward the natural world. The book Biomimicry talks about how the products of the natural world far outstrip our engineered marvels, and how science is trying to learn from nature.
There are many examples in nature of "Incremental Development". Here is a familiar model:
no "Family Depot"
a child is borne and grows
a new being daily