CIS 510 Discussion Response

CIS510 discussion post responses.

Respond to the colleagues posts regarding:

"Predictive versus Adaptive SDLC"  Please respond to the following:

· Analyze predictive SDLC versus adaptive SDLC. Ascertain at least two advantages and two disadvantages of each approach. Provide a rationale for your response.

· Determine whether you would rather be part of a project that used predictive SDLC or adaptive SDLC. Justify your response.

SR’s post states the following:Top of Form

Analyze predictive SDLC versus adaptive SDLC. Ascertain at least two advantages and two disadvantages of each approach. Provide a rationale for your response.

According to (Satzinger, Jackson & Burd, 2015), predictive SDLC is an approach that assumes the project can be planned in advance and that the new information system can be developed according to the plan.

Two advantages of predictive SDLC

· the project objectives are clearly defined and understood

· it allows measuring the progress of system

Two disadvantages of predictive SDLC

· it is time consuming, as all the planning need to be outlined before starting project.

· It does not have enough room for iteration.

Adaptive SDLC is an approach that assumes the project must be more flexible and adapt to changing needs as the project progresses. (Satzinger, Jackson & Burd, 2015)

Two advantages of Adaptive SDLC

· Focused on the end users, which can lead to better and more intuitive products.

· Allows for on-time and even early delivery.

Two disadvantages of adaptive SDLC

· Demands extensive user involvement, which can be difficult to facilitate.

· Integrates testing into every stage, which can add to a project’s costs.

 

Determine whether you would rather be part of a project that used predictive SDLC or adaptive SDLC. Justify your response.

Because predictive SDLC is only considered as appropriate for the small projects, I would rather be part of a project that uses adaptive SDLC. The reason for me to use adaptive SDLC is because it is useful for both small and large projects.

 

References

Satzinger. John W.; Jackson. Robert B.; Burd. Stephen D. (February 1, 2015) Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World

AM’s post states the following:Top of Form

"Predictive versus Adaptive SDLC” Please respond to the following:

· Analyze predictive SDLC versus adaptive SDLC. Ascertain at least two advantages and two disadvantages of each approach. Provide a rationale for your response.

· Determine whether you would rather be part of a project that used predictive SDLC or adaptive SDLC. Justify your response.

 

In Predictive SDLC, the project objectives are clearly defined and understood. The advantages of predictive SDLC are it has steady project requirements. It allows measuring the progress of system. Also, the chances of technical risks are minimized in predictive SDLC approach. Although, the overall impact of predictive approach is advantageous, it does possess some possible weakness. One of which is that it is time consuming, as all the planning need to be outlined before starting project. It does not have enough room for iteration, and it is not capable to respond changes.

In Adaptive SDLC, the most important advantage is its varying approach that allows addition of necessary functionality in the project accordingly at any instance of time. It is mainly focused on implementation rather than functionality. Due to its flexible timeline approach, additional functionality can be included later. Speaking of weakness, this approach is highly customized that restricts the re-usability. Also, it needs to be applied in a different way for each application. The chances of technical risks are higher. Due to the on-going length of project, there is a chance of exceeding the budget in this approach.

I would rather be part of a project that use predictive SDLC as it presents a stable and particular improvement plan prearranged in the order to produce a predestined end result in a definite timeframe.