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Evolutionary Delivery Versus the “Waterfall Model”Gilb, T. - 1985 - SIGSOFT Softw. Eng. Notes, 10(3), 49–61
The conventional wisdom of planning software engineering projects, using the widely cited "waterfall model" is not the only useful software development process model. In fact, the "waterfall model" may be unrealistic, and dangerous to the primary objectives of any software project.The alternative model, which I choose to call "evolutionary delivery" is not widely taught or practiced yet. But there is already more than a decade of practical experience in using it. In various forms. It is...
Adaptive environmental assessment and management: a new approach to environmental impact assessmentJones, M. L., & Greig, L. A. - 1985 - In V. MacLaren & J. Whitney (Eds.), New directions in environmental impact assessment in Canada - Methuen
Knowledge-based Communication Processes in Software EngineeringFischer, G., & Schneider, M. - 1984 - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Software Engineering, 358–368
A large number of problems to be solved with the help of computer systems are ill-structured. Their solution requires incremental design processes, because complete and stable specifications are net available. For tasks of this sort, life cycle models are inadequate. Our design methodology is based on a rapid prototyping approach which supports the coevolution of specification and implementation. Communication between customers, designers and implementors and communication between the humans...
Projects as instruments of development administration: A qualified defence and suggestions for improvementRondinelli, D. A. - 1983 - Public Administration and Development, 3(4), 307–327
Projects have become an important instrument of international assistance and of development administration because they seem to offer major advantages over other forms of planning and management. But projects have also come under increasing criticism in recent years. The benefits they offer to various interests involved in development ensure, however, that they are unlikely to be abandoned or to diminish in importance in the near future. Thus, ways must be found to make them more flexible...
Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and DevelopmentKolb, D. A. - 1983 - Prentice Hall
Drawing from the intellectual origins of experiential learning in the works of John Dewey, Kurt Lewin, and Jean Piaget, this comprehensive and systematic book describes the process of experiential learning. The author proposes a model of the underlying structures of the learning process based on research in psychology, philosophy, and physiology, and bases its typology of individual learning styles and corresponding structures of knowledge in different academic disciplines and careers on...
Development Projects as Policy Experiments: An Adaptive Approach to Development AdministrationRondinelli, D. A. - 1983 - Methuen
International assistance programmes for developing countries are in urgent need of revision. Continuous testing and verification is required if development activity is to cope effectively with the uncertainty and complexity of the development process. This examines the alternatives and offers an approach which focuses on strategic planning, administrative procedures that facilitate innovation, responsiveness and experimentation, and on decision-making processes that join learning with...
Community Organization and Rural Development: A Learning Process ApproachKorten, D. C. - 1980 - Public Administration Review, 40(5), 480
The Logical Framework: a manager’s guide to a scientific approach to design and evaluationPCI - 1979 - Practical Concepts Inc.
Developed by Practical Concepts Inc. in 1979. Key document in the development of the logical model/framework
The Logical Categories of Learning and CommunicationBateson, G. - 1973 - In Steps to an Ecology of Mind - Ballantine
Project Evaluation and the Project Appraisal Reporting SystemRosenberg, L. J., Posner, L. D., & Hanley, E. J. - 1970 - Fry Consultants Inc.
Managing the development of large software systemsRoyce, W. - 1970 - Proceedings of IEEE WesCon, 1–9
The experience accumulated in the wake of more than two decades of sustained effort to promote growth and change in the low-income countries presents a rich field for scholarly inquiry and new insights into the development process. The success and failures of such projects, the new skills and attitudes they impart, and the internal tensions they sometimes generate obviously have an important bearing on the next stages of a county's development effort. Yet little has become known about these...
The Science of “Muddling Through”Lindblom, C. E. - 1959 - Public Administration Review, 19(2), 79–88
Short courses, books, and articles exhort administrators to make decisions more methodically, but there has been little analysis of the decision-making process now used by public administrators. The usual process is investigated here-and generally defended against proposals for more "scientific" methods. Decisions of individual administrators, of course, must be integrated with decisions of others to form the mosaic of public policy. This integration of individual decisions has become the...
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