Friday, July 8, 2011

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