Chapter 21. Production Metrics in FDD

Overview of Feature Driven Development (FDD)

Feature Driven Development was created between 1997 and 1999 at United Overseas Bank in Singapore by a team led by Jeff De Luca. The work built on earlier material by Peter Coad who had developed the idea of a Feature definition and a Feature List. FDD incorporated many established best practices of software development from the previous 30 years.1 Added to those established concepts were newer ones from Coad and advances in object oriented analysis and design, known as Archetypes, developed on the same project. Archetypes would later lead Peter Coad to develop the Domain Neutral Component (DNC) [Coad 1999], which is widely considered part of FDD.2

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