On Process Quality in Integrative Frameworks for Information Systems Development

Per Zaring


Single and monolithic for information systems development are by many considered to represent outmoded ideas, and are today being substituted by more integrative perspects, in this paper exemplified by Boehm’s spiral model. Risk handling is considered to be the new big area for benefits. Apart from explicit strategies for risk handling, both specific development approaches and software tools are included in the spiral model. Let prototyping as well as software tools denote two concepts both of whom aim to increase certainty about the intended properties of a system, as well as development speed. In this paper we investigate how prototyping, use of tools and an effective software process interplay. The result obtained indicate that prototyping, supported by tools, not automatically contributes to a more effective software process, not even within the spiral model.

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