Rapid Lifecycle Development in an Agile Context

This blog post at the SEI blog describes research on providing software and systems architects with a decision-making framework for reducing integration risk with Agile methods, thereby reducing the time and resources needed for related work.

The research explores the implications of decisions made over the course of the software and systems lifecycle. It examines when these decisions are made and the time when the implications surface to validate the following hypotheses:

  1. The fundamental early decisions made during the pre-engineering and manufacturing development (pre-EMD) phase have an impact throughout the lifecycle.
  2. The implications of the early decisions often surface in the final stages of the lifecycle, downstream from development.

Read the full post here.


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