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Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules by Steve McConnell

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Chapter 20. Evolutionary Delivery

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Evolutionary Delivery is a lifecycle model that strikes a balance between Staged Delivery's control and Evolutionary Prototyping's flexibility. It provides its rapid-development benefit by delivering selected portions of the software earlier than would otherwise be possible, but it does not necessarily deliver the final software product any faster. It provides some ability to change product direction mid-course in response to customer requests. Evolutionary Delivery has been used successfully on in-house business software and shrink-wrap software. Used thoughtfully, it can lead to improved product quality, reduced ...

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