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Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules by Steve McConnell

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Chapter 24. Joint Application Development (JAD)

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JAD is a requirements-definition and user-interface design methodology in which end-users, executives, and developers attend intense off-site meetings to work out a system's details. JAD focuses on the business problem rather than technical details. It is most applicable to the development of business systems, but it can be used successfully for shrink-wrap and systems software. It produces its savings by shortening the elapsed time required to gather a system's requirements and by gathering requirements better, thus reducing the number of costly, downstream requirements changes. Its success depends ...

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