Dynamic Systems Development Method, The Standard for Rapid Application Development

  • Barbara Roberts


This chapter presents Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), the de facto standard for Rapid Application Development. DSDM is a formalised framework to allow rapid delivery of systems within a controlled and manageable environment, thus giving organisations the confidence to meet deal with one of the major problems facing the IT departments of the 21st century ― how to reduce their time to market whilst being still responsive to business change. It explains how the DSDM Consortium membership have built the method based on industry best practice. The 9 DSDM Principles are explained, together with the core techniques. The DSDM life-cycle is explained, and the chapter shows how the combination of all these elements delivers quality systems which meet the business purpose. Finally the chapter explains how to find additional background material about DSDM, and the type of accredited training currently available, which can be used to lead on to personal accreditation as a DSDM Practitioner.


Principles techniques lifecycle speed control 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara Roberts
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  1. 1.F.I. GroupUK

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