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Project Management: Best Practices for IT Professionals by Richard Murch

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Chapter 12. Managing Rapid Application Development

Introduction

Flexibility, speed, and change are becoming standard characteristics of successful organizations in the new millennium and beyond. The need for flexibility and change extends through every organization—local to global—and to its information systems groups in terms of reduced development times, support for smaller project teams, and control of development costs. Rapid Application Development (RAD) is an approach that provides a repeatable process that addresses these issues.

Rapid development integrates the best practices of project management techniques, development techniques, users, and tools to build quality application systems in a fixed time frame to deliver business value. Rapid ...

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