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Process Quality Assurance for UML-Based Projects by Bhuvan Unhelkar

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4.2. The Iterative, Incremental, and Parallel Development Process

4.2.1. Need for Iterations and Increments

A sample development process can be configured to start with the first process-component of business evaluation and end with the last one—deployment. However, a good iterative software process does not perform the process-components in a sequential fashion. Instead, the activities and tasks within the process-components are performed in a collaborative fashion, with the relevant activities, tasks, and deliverables feeding off each other. As discussed in the earlier section on fountain models, these iterations provide a feedback mechanism to the user and modelers in the problem space, enabling them to provide a complete and consistent model ...

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