WIT Press


PROCONCEPT: An Evolutionary Prototyping Methodology For Managing Systems Development

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM940072

Volume

9

Pages

16

Published

1994

Size

1,348 kb

Author(s)

A. Howard

Abstract

PROCONCEPT: an evolutionary prototyping methodology for managing systems development A. Howard Faculty of Information and Engineering Systems, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, LS6 3QS, UK ABSTRACT In spite of its well-documented advantages over other systems development approaches, prototyping is still viewed in many commercial organisations as an unsuitable approach for large-scale systems development. Many managers prefer to stick to traditional lifecycle project phases with a detailed user requirements document as the starting point for the development effort. Prototyping is seen as an unstructured exercise which is difficult to plan and control. In order for the approach to gain wider acceptance the discipline of a methodology is required. Methodologies provide frameworks for the management of projects and enhance the quality of both the system development process and the software products produced. This paper discusses the

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