A visual development methodology for the Department of Defense
Hodges, John N.
Emery, James C.
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Currently, the Department of Defense (DoD) proscibes and encourages the use of Structured Analysis and Design for the development of administrative information systems. However, this methodology has proven to be ineffective in building applications for the DoD. The process has been marked by late and over budget projects. A new class of development tools, called visual development tools, promise tremendous productivity and quality gains to developers. These tools provide easy access to database management systems and enable developers to quickly build the normally code-intensive user interface portions of Administrative Information Systems. Using these tools, however, requires a new methodology to properly implement them and take advantage of their capabilities. This thesis present a new development methodology that incorporates the use of visual tools. Using visual tools to their full advantage, the new methodology calls for a tightly iterative development process that takes into account users inputs throughout the entire development cycle. Though unproven and not without problems, the visual development methodology is a starting point for incorporating the use of visual tools into the DoD's development process.
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