Talk:Incremental build model

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Is incremental model better than waterfall model?[edit]

Depends on the requirements and time. But I would go with the statement.

Initial large capital outlay[edit]

In the introduction, the article says that the Incremental model "creates a large initial capital outlay". It's not clear what is meant by that statement, or why it should be so. --Slashme (talk) 12:14, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

Unclear section[edit]

"The initial software requirements may be well-defined but it provides a limited scope of development, in such cases expansion is required and a process model is designed." is also hard to understand, and needs a re-write:

  • What provides a limited scope of development?
  • "expansion is required" - what has to be expanded?
  • "a process model is required" - what kind of process model, applied to what aspect of the development? (scope development? software design?) and why? --Slashme (talk) 12:24, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

Relationship to Waterfall model[edit]

It's not immediately clear that the IBM is related to the waterfall method. Do you have a citation for the link?

Proposed merge[edit]

There is already a page about Iterative and incremental development. I think this material should really be there as opposed to having its own page. --Slashme (talk) 12:38, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

Disagree - iterative is repeated building of a piece of software; incremental is building of software as separate parts. You can have iterative without incremental, incremental without iterative, or combine the two. Removing it down to just a combined IID unavoidably confuses that the concepts are separate and could be chosen in any combination. Markbassett (talk) 15:27, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Incremental vs. Iterative[edit]

A section is need to contrast the with Iterative_and_incremental_development. Is this article actually a sub-section of Iterative_and_incremental_development? This first content line of Iterative_and_incremental_development states: Iterative and Incremental development is at the heart of a cyclic software development process developed in response to the weaknesses of the waterfall model. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:26, 7 November 2011 (UTC)