Traditonal Methods of software development “Spiral Model”

7 Mar

Hi fellow Tech Bloggers,

Once again I need to mention this influencial Tech Wizard “Boehm” as seen from the article cited below. Boehm graduated from Harvard University in software engineering and went on to receive a PhD from UCLA. From 1989 to 1992 he served within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) as Director of the DARPA Information Science and Technology Office, and as Director of the DDR&E Software and Computer Technology Office. His contributions to the field, according to Boehm (1997) himself, include “the Constructive Cost Model (COCOMO), the Spiral Model of the software process, the Theory W (win-win) approach to software management and requirements determination and two advanced software engineering environments: the TRW Software Productivity System and Quantum Leap Environment”.[1]

Boehm has recently suggested a spiral model for software development and enhancement, which has achieved considerable recognition. The purpose of the two-part article is to contribute to the spiral model in three respects: to develop its theoretical basis, to introduce a hierarchical spiral model based on three levels of modelling for an information system (IS) and software (SW) product, and to develop the idea of the spiral model as an integrative framework that can incorporate more specific and detailed IS and SW development approaches.
<strong>Source: Science Direct “Information and software Technology” , Vol.32, Aug 1990 p386-399

Until next time

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