Published: 14 November 2006
Analyst(s): Chris Howard
Iterative software development lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies emerged as an alternative to waterfall to help teams build better software. Promise-laden at first, many iterative SDLC implementations become bloated and mired in a tangle of artifacts. Even worse, iterative methodologies are often performed in waterfall fashion--old habits are hard to break. In this Application Platform Strategies overview, Analyst Chris Howard examines the benefits and hazards of popular iterative SDLC methodologies, and introduces thinner methodologies that are gaining traction.
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