Adaptive Approach for Developing Client-Driven E-Commerce Systems
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Computing, Health and Science
When clients want a quick deployment of an E-commerce system to maximise their business gain, the traditional systems development models are not fully usable in directing such projects. This is because the client’s prioritisation of system requirements may be different from that of the developer’s. An adaptive system development model is proposed in this paper for guiding the development of these client-driven E-commerce systems. It is based on the waterfall model but has two concurrent streams in development. Its system-based stream still follows the conventional processes but its component-based stream only iterates over the lower stages. The former delivers the whole system in the end of the project whereas the latter produces prototypes for quick deployments during project. The prototypes can be fully or partly absorbed into the corresponding system groups. The case study of an online trading system development demonstrates that this adaptive approach is effective in guiding the development of client-driven E-commerce systems.