Iterative and incremental developments. a brief history

TitleIterative and incremental developments. a brief history
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsLarman C, Basili VR
Pagination47 - 56
Date Published2003/06//
ISBN Number0018-9162
Keywordsagile, and, developments;iterative, engineering;, engineering;software, enhancement;software, incremental, methods;iterative, system;history;software

Although many view iterative and incremental development as a modern practice, its application dates as far back as the mid-1950s. Prominent software-engineering thought leaders from each succeeding decade supported IID practices, and many large projects used them successfully. These practices may have differed in their details, but all had a common theme-to avoid a single-pass sequential, document-driven, gated-step approach.