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Section - What's the 'spiral model'?

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Date: 10 Oct 1998
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 (1)   Barry Boehm, "A Spiral Model of Software Development and Enhancement",
       ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes, August 1986.
 (2)   Barry Boehm "A Spiral Model of Software Development and Enhancement"
       IEEE Computer, vol.21, #5, May 1988, pp 61-72.

Basically, the idea is evolutionary development, using the waterfall model for
each step; it's intended to help manage risks.  Don't define in detail the
entire system at first.  The developers should only define the highest
priority features. Define and implement those, then get feedback from
users/customers (such feedback distinguishes "evolutionary" from "incremental"
development).  With this knowledge, they should then go back to define and
implement more features in smaller chunks.


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The address noted for 3SL is wrong, please see below

Structured Software Systems Ltd.
Suite 2
22a Duke Street
Barrow in Furness
Cumbria
LA14 1HH
UK
salesdetails@threesl.com
support@threesl.com
Tel: +44 (0) 1229 838867
Fax: +44 (0) 1229 870096

3SL Inc
1500 Perimeter Parkway
Suite 123
Huntsville
Alabama
35806
USA
contact@us-3sl.com
support@us-3sl.com
Tel: 256 971 9500
Fax: 256 971 9800

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