A Prototyping Method for Applications Development by End Users and Information Systems Specialists

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The prototyping development method is presented here which has the potential to reduce the growing application development backlog. Prior research and our findings indicate that a prototyping process can assist in the efficient development of application systems by breaking a complex problem into several comprehensive parts.

A state-transition model of the IS development process is presented and discussed. A tw-prototype method is explained in the context of this model. Two projects are described which are typical of development efforts made by end users in a microcomputer environment and IS specialists in a mainframe environment.

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Author James K. Kraushaar and Larry E. Shirland
Year 1985
Volume 9
Issue 3
Keywords Information systems, systems analysis, systems design, methodology, application development
Page Numbers 189-197