Appendix G. Joint Application Design in Use

Chapter 16, “Eliciting Requirements,” described Joint Application Design (JAD). It is a registered trademark of IBM Corporation. As a team approach to requirements elicitation, it focuses on improving the group process and getting the right people involved from the beginning of a project. Toby Crawford and Chuck Morris at IBM developed the initial concept of JAD in 1977. Through a marriage of the IBM methodology, Business Systems Planning, and their own innovative methods, they got IT professionals and end-users to agree on requirement and design specifications. Since 1977, JAD has emerged as the most widely used tool for requirements definition. It isn't just for requirements though—it is employed in ...

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