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What does the traditional software development module assume?

A linear progression through ADITDEM


In what stages is the client involved in traditional software development?

Analysis, Testing, Evaluation


What does agile software development focus on?

Delivering working programs


What does extreme programming involve?

Frequent communication with client
Frequent Releases
Expectation of several changes


What is problem decomposition?

Process of simplifying a problem by working out:
- What information it needs
- Breaking it down into smaller subtasks


How is agile an iterative progress?

Changes are made to prototypes in light of comments on problems spotted in previous versions


State some advantages of iterative prototyping

- Client is involved throughout the development process
- Easier to change parts of code, if problems spotted earlier
- Some prototypes may evolve to be part of the working system


Give some examples of modern development methodologies

Spiral Development
Release early, release often
Model driven software development
Cowboy Coding


Describe the spiral development methodology

Attempts to combine the best aspects of the waterfall model and iterative prototyping
Creates a series of prototypes developed using waterfall model


State a disadvantage of release early, release often

Difficulties of controlling the existence of older versions of software


State an advantage of release early, release often

Users have big influence on the final project


Describe release early, release often methodology

Lightweight end of spectrum
Early and frequent releases
Gather frequent feedback


What is an advantage of agile/light weight methodologies?

More flexible and responsive to changes in circumstances


Define a prototype

A working model of the project designed for evaluation