An Attempt to Establish a Correspondence between Development Methods and Problem Domains

An Attempt to Establish a Correspondence between Development Methods and Problem Domains

Oscar Dieste (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain), Marcela Genero (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain), Natalia Juristo (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain) and Ana M. Moreno (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-255-8.ch009
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Abstract

Most development methods need to be adapted before they can be used in a specific development project. This is because each method can be applied to a series of paradigmatic problems, but, as a problem moves further away from the ideal, the effectiveness of each method gradually decreases. Although development method adaptation has been a recurrent theme in the literature, no work has been published that proposes any sort of criterion or metric that can be used to assess the fitness of any one method to a particular problem. Therefore, in this chapter, we propose a new approach that can be used to calculate the fitness of methods to particular problems.

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