Linking System Development Processes Together by Documentation
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Computing, Health and Science
Management centric and programming centric approaches have been widely adopted in guiding systems development. Progressive system development is based on separate but yet linked development phases. In this paper, based on the author’s and other supervisor’s experiences in supervising student projects, a documentation centric approach is proposed for guiding the progressive development of software and information systems. This approach targets on achieving the highest possible reusability of the outcomes from the current phase to the next phase. Case studies show that projects adopting this approach have all made smooth transitions from one phase to another whereas those failing to do so have to abandon the further development due to insufficient supporting information inherited from its previous development.