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Agile Software Development Ecosystems by Jim Highsmith

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Chapter 18. Dynamic Systems Development Method

Dynamic Systems Development Method is a formalization of RAD practices that arose in the early to mid-1990s. DSDM originated in England, has become popular in Europe, and has a number of sites using the approach in the U.S. DSDM has proven to be a viable ASDE for many companies.

DSDM, like all Agile approaches, has gained from experience over the years. While the acronym remains the same, the words and meaning have changed, according to Dane Falkner.[1] The first “D” in the DSDM acronym, for “dynamic,” reflects the ability to adapt to on-the-fly changes. Today, the “S” reflects a focus on business “solutions” rather than “systems.” DSDM is focused on customer solutions and business value. The second ...

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