My company currently develops an in-house loan system for its own use. I am used to the "waterfall approach" where users' inputs are gathered prior to system design and development. In our company's case, however, the CIO makes his own system design and asked the users for comments. Is this be an acceptable practice? According to our CIO, he used the "best industry practices" as benchmark. He argued further that asking for users' inputs prior to system design could take more time than making the design himself and asking for comments after. Although after making his preliminary design, numerous comments were received from various user departments and a redesign is necessary to custom-fit the system. Which is a more practical option? Is my CIO's practice more applicable or the Waterfall/traditional approach? Please advise. Thanks.
January 31, 2006 8:44 PM
February 7, 2006 12:35 AM