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Software Change Management: Case Studies and Practical Advice by Donald J. Reifer

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Appendix B. Glossary

The following definitions, many of which are unique, are offered for terms that are used within the book:

Glossary

A

acquisition

The process of acquiring something via a contract.

Agile software development

A group of software development methodologies based on iterative and incremental development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams.

appraisal

The process of assessing the worth, significance, or status of something of interest.

architecture

The structure of components, their interrelationships, and the principles and guidelines governing their design and evolution over time.

asset

Something of value that a firm owns and can capitalize.

audit

An independent examination ...

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