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Project Management for IT-Related Projects by David I. Shepherd, Norman Smith, Brian West, Roger Ireland, Bob Hughes

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1.7 Development process models

Organizations involved in IT development need a well-defined, repeatable and predictable system development life cycle. Projects to create different types of product need different development life cycles. Whatever the life cycle, it will be a set of activities which, after completion, results in one or more products that are delivered to a customer. Each activity in the process will have a defined input and output.

Effective development methods should have certain characteristics. They should be made up of an overall set of techniques and activities from which team members working on a new project in that technical area can select the most appropriate set. The method should never require a task that does not produce ...

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