MSIS/IT 461: SW Development Methodologies Assignment

Software development can be chaotic and complex in the absence of a structured process.

Overtime, several methodologies have been proposed to guide software development. At a high

level, software development methodologies can be classified into three groups: structured

methodologies, object-oriented methodologies, and agile methodologies. Within this background,

answer following two questions:

1. What is Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)? Draw a diagram to illustrate the generic SDLC. (max 1 page)

2. Choose and discuss three methodologies, one from each section (max 3 pages)

a. Structured methodologies: Waterfall, Rapid Application Development (RAD) Model, prototyping, spiral model.

b. Object-oriented methodologies: Rational Unified Process (RUP), Enterprise unified process (EUP), Object Process Methodology (OPM), Catalysis

c. Agile methodologies: Scrum, eXtreme Programming (XP), Adaptive software development (ASD), Crystal

Submission Instructions

1. Submit your assignment in a word documents (.doc) on blackboard using 12 point font with 1.5 line spacing.

2. Run your report through a plagiarism checker software freely available online.

3. Cite the sources referred.