Title: Patterns and commonalities in rapid system development methodologies

Authors: Anithashree Chandrasekaran; Rashmi Jain

Addresses: 6206 Hollydale Ridge Ln., Katy TX 77494, USA ' Department of Information and Operations Management, School of Business, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043, USA

Abstract: The growing competition and customer needs have called for shorter system development time while embracing the changes and quality challenges. These system development methods, tools, techniques, and practices are collectively known as rapid system development (RSD). This collection is growing and has received significant attention in the current challenging and unprecedented market conditions. The authors upon studying these RSD methods, tools, and techniques identify four basic patterns that address rapidity. These four patterns are iteration (cycle), increment (release, evolution), concurrency, and feedback control. This paper discusses in detail about these four patterns and their benefits.

Keywords: rapid development; iterations; incremental development; agile systems; rapid system development; RSD; concurrency; feedback control.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2016.076876

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2016 Vol.22 No.3, pp.343 - 361

Received: 03 Oct 2014
Accepted: 29 Nov 2014

Published online: 05 Jun 2016 *

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