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Application of 80/20 Rule in Software Engineering Rapid Application Development (RAD) Model

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Efficiency of software process models is exceedingly necessary for the software process model improvement. The software project managers can ensure efficient implementation of software process models. As a result, the efficient software Rapid Application Development (RAD) model makes the software process efficient and ultimately the efficient software project management at work. The historic application of 80/20 method in socio-economic field and in the field of software project management was the inspiration of this work. All this led us to work on the application of 80/20 rule in software engineering Rapid Application Development (RAD). The ultimate result of our research work is the improvement of RAD model by focusing on fewer activities which can give 80 percent of the overall productivity of the software process at work. Our work is actually facilitating software engineers by focusing only on the critical activities and not to devastate their time and energies on the activities which are just producing a small portion of the overall outcome.

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  • Pareto’s principle
  • 80/20 Rule
  • software engineering process model
  • Rapid Application Development (RAD)
  • software project management

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Rizwan, M., Iqbal, M. (2011). Application of 80/20 Rule in Software Engineering Rapid Application Development (RAD) Model. In: Zain, J.M., Wan Mohd, W.M.b., El-Qawasmeh, E. (eds) Software Engineering and Computer Systems. ICSECS 2011. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 181. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22203-0_45

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