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The utility of rapid application development in large-scale, complex projects

Berger, Hilary and Beynon-Davies, Paul ORCID: 2009. The utility of rapid application development in large-scale, complex projects. Information Systems Journal 19 (6) , pp. 549-570. 10.1111/j.1365-2575.2009.00329.x

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This paper describes an investigation into the utility of an agile development approach known as rapid application development (RAD) within a large-scale development project conducted within the public sector in the UK. Features of RAD as an ‘agile’ information systems development method (ISDM) are discussed and previous research identifying properties of development environments most conducive to its application are described. A case study is then presented based upon a long-term qualitative investigation of the ‘unbundling’ of a commercial RAD-like ISDM. The evidence from this case leads us to question established wisdom in relation to appropriate adoption and application of agile development within large-scale and complex development environments.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
Uncontrolled Keywords: ISDM; agile development; large-scale development; RAD; case study
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISSN: 1350-1917
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2022 09:02

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