The Rational Unified Process (RUP) and Dynamic Systems Development Methodology (DSDM) are two of the most effective frameworks used by software and application developers today. Like any framework, each has its particular strengths and limitations. To maximize the strengths and eliminate the limitations, everse employs an ideal marriage of the two frameworks.
- RUP provides a disciplined approach to the development of high-quality software, but is designed to produce a single, tested solution at the end of the development lifecycle. By working on all parts of a solution simultaneously, delays to one section can affect other areas or delay the project as a whole.
- DSDM approaches a project as a set of separate steps or stages. This allows teams to develop and deliver pieces of the solution in increments. However, DSDM does not provide as disciplined a framework for the overall quality assurance of the solution as RUP.
At everse, we have found that the most effective means of developing the highest quality solutions with the fastest time to market is by combining the disciplined aspects of RUP with the more incremental approach of DSDM. In this way, we are able to avoid issues related to changes in scope and adjusted timelines to meet our clients' needs on time and within budget.