Evaluating Rigorous Project Management and Control Mechanisms for Prototyping and Rapid Application Development

A case study of functional prototyping
  • Mark A. Stephens
  • Robert Moreton


The main aim of this paper is to report on a research project to determine if project control of systems development using prototyping for RAD could be improved. In particular rigorous project management and control mechanisms were put in place. The following processes were instigated:
  • • Maintenance of extensive written records of each iteration (and prototyping sessions) to ascertain how much this could help improve the project control;

  • • Use more than one developer at prototyping sessions to see what effect this had on the sessions carried out;

  • • Use of a change control strategy to improve overall project management.


Purpose Implementation Project Control Functional Prototype Case Study Organisation Rapid Application Development 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark A. Stephens
    • 1
  • Robert Moreton
    • 2
  1. 1.EDS Inland Revenue AccountMatheson HouseTelfordUK
  2. 2.School of Computing and ITUniversity of WolverhamptonUK

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