WIT Press


Achieving Quality Improvement Through Understanding And Evaluating Information Systems Development Methodologies

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM950042

Volume

14

Pages

12

Published

1995

Size

902 kb

Author(s)

E. Georgiadou & C. Sadler

Abstract

Since the 70s literally hundreds of different methods and tools have appeared each claiming to ease the life of the developer and the user by achieving improved productivity without compromising the quality of the software artefact. These methodologies range from integrated collections of procedures to single technique, notations, 4GLs and tools for supporting the process at the various stages of the systems lifecycle[l,2, 3, 4]. This paper discusses how an organisation wishing to improve their development practices embarks onto the time-consuming and expensive .process of evaluation of methods and tools. The underlying complexity and application domain will themselves be decisive in the choice of methodology. The improvement process

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