Issue No. 06 - June (2003 vol. 36)
Craig Larman , Valtech
Victor R. Basili , University of Maryland
<p>Although many view iterative and incremental development as a modern practice, its application dates as far back as the mid-1950s. Prominent software-engineering thought leaders from each succeeding decade supported IID practices, and many large projects used them successfully. These practices may have differed in their details, but all had a common theme— to avoid a single-pass sequential, document-driven, gated-step approach.</p><p></p>
C. Larman and V. R. Basili, "Iterative and Incremental Development: A Brief History," in Computer, vol. 36, no. , pp. 47-56, 2003.