11. RAD - pros and cons
|The use of collaborative workshops means the user is heavily involved with the design and development of the system
|Users are not expected to understand everything they require at the beginning of the project. Requirements evolve.
|Speed up projects
|RAD makes use of a number of techniques to encourage good time management, efficient software development and reduce the chances of late changes
|Not everyone happy
|The workshops may not include all types of user. Some users may have been left out and so the system may not meet their expectations
|System is not optimal
|Timeboxing encourages good time management, but the it may not have been realistic to develop some requirements in the time provided resulting in a system that does what it says but is actually less than what it should be.
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