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Issue No. 05 - September (1995 vol. 12)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 54-55
In early 1994, end-user organizations, and software tool vendors -- joined later by a sprinkling of academics -- established the Dynamic Systems Development Method Consortium. Their goal was "to develop and evolve continuously a public-domain method for rapid application development." Objectives included publishing a framework for the method, promoting it, providing training and certification, and so on. <p>The first version of the DSDM proposed standard was published early this year. It identifies three factors that are critical for RAD methods: the end-user community must have a committed senior staff that allows developers easy access to end users, the development team must be stable and have well-established skills, and the application area must be commercial, with flexible initial requirements and a clearly defined user group.</p> <p>Version 2 of the DSDM Manual is scheduled to be published in January 1996. In the interim, the method is being used on a trial basis by DSDM Consortium members with extensive RAD experience who are looking for problems and new ideas. At the same time, working groups are creating material to enhance Version 1 in a range of areas, including system maintenance, reuse, and the relationships of DSDM to other methods.</p>

J. Stapleton and D. Millington, "Developing A RAD Standard," in IEEE Software, vol. 12, no. , pp. 54-55, 1995.
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