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Comparative Analysis of FDD and SFDD


Shabib Aftab, Zahid Nawaz, Madiha Anwar, Faiza Anwer, Muhammad Salman Bashir, Munir Ahmad


Vol. 18  No. 1  pp. 63-70


No doubt, development of high quality software highly depends upon the selection of software process model. Conventional software development models such as Water fall, Spiral and V-Model have been dominant in software industry till mid 1990s and then the era of agile development models started. Agile process models got the attention of software industry by proposing the solutions of problems which developers were facing with conventional models. Feature Driven Development (FDD) is one of the well known software development models from agile family. FDD is known as client centric model as it develops the software product according to client valued features. It follows adaptive and incremental approach to implement the required functionality and focuses on designing and building aspects of software development with more emphasis on quality. However besides the benefits, FDD lacks at some areas. Having less ability to respond towards the changing requirements, reliance on experienced staff and no focus on small projects are the main problems of FDD. To overcome these issues, Simplified Feature Driven Development (SFDD) was proposed. This paper empirically compares both the models by presenting the results, which have obtained from real time client oriented projects.


Agile Modeling, Process Evaluation, Empirical Evaluation, Empirical Comparison, Feature Driven Development, Simplified Feature Driven Development, Modified FDD, SFDD.