Chapter 6. Evidence


Q: What are the most exciting, promising software engineering ideas or techniques on the horizon?

A: I don't think that the most promising ideas are on the horizon. They are already here and have been for years, but are not being used properly.

 --David L. Parnas


  • Research, historical, and other evidence related to IID.

  • Evidence of waterfall risks.

  • Business case for skills transfer to adopt IID.

Some have no need to justify iterative development. Others need to make a case; this material can help.

For students of software engineering methods or those needing to motivate an iterative experiment, this chapter provides some data, in several categories:

research evidence

expert thought leader advice

early large projects

business ...

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