Achieving agility through BRIDGE process model: an approach to integrate the agile and disciplined software development

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11334-014-0239-x

Cite this article as:
Mandal, A. & Pal, S.C. Innovations Syst Softw Eng (2015) 11: 1. doi:10.1007/s11334-014-0239-x


Despite of many criticisms, agile software development (Beck et al., Manifesto for Agile Software Development,, [1]) philosophy has been proved to be quite successful to increase the project success rate up to a significant extent. The primary reasons behind the criticism of agile are the strong violation of the traditional disciplined software engineering theories, principles and practices. The goal of this research paper is to establish the fact that agility may also be achieved by following traditional process models especially with BRIDGE (Mandal, 2009 IEEE International Advance Computing Conference (IACC 2009) Patiala, India, [2]) process model. Hence, the aim of this paper is to integrate the agile and traditional disciplined software development process models and establish the compatibility between both the approaches. At the beginning, we have explored the objectives and principles of agile software development. Next, we briefly discussed the BRIDGE process model and further justified that—following BRIDGE process model, the philosophy of agile may also be achieved and conclude that BRIDGE model has both the capability of traditional software development process model as well as of the agile process.


Software engineering Software development lifecycle  Process model BRIDGE model Agile software development 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and ApplicationUniversity of North Bengal, Raja Rammohanpur, P.O. North Bengal UniversityDarjeelingIndia

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