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2000). It was then further developed on the basis of a work done for a large software development project by Jeff Luca, Peter Coad and Stephen Palmer. 1. Process As mentioned earlier, FDD consists of five sequential processes during which the designing and building of the system is carried out (Figure 8). The iterative part of the FDD processes (Design and Build) supports agile development with quick adaptations to late changes in requirements and business needs. Typically, an iteration of a feature involves a one to three week period of work for the team.

Two of them, however, are less commonly seen in other software process descriptions, which is why they are described in more detail in the following. Business Modelling is used for ensuring that the customer’s business needs are catered for. By analyzing the customer’s organization and business processes, a better understanding of the structures and dynamics of the business is gained. The business model is built as a business use-case model, consisting of business use cases and actors. The importance of business modeling depends entirely on the purpose for which the software is built, and the phase may be entirely omitted if not deemed necessary.

38 In the following, the differences and similarities between the Crystal Clear and Orange methods are discussed regarding the different elements provided by the Crystal family for each of its members. 2. Policy standards Policy standards are the practices that need to be applied during the development process. Both the Crystal Clear as well as Crystal Orange suggest the following policy standards (Cockburn 2002a): • Incremental delivery on a regular basis • Progress tracking by milestones based on software deliveries and major decisions rather than written documents • Direct user involvement • Automated regression testing of functionality • Two user viewings per release • Workshops for product- and methodology-tuning at the beginning and in the middle of each increment The only difference between the policy standards of these two methodologies is that Crystal Clear suggests incremental delivery within a two to three month time frame whereas in Crystal Orange the increments can be extended to four months at the maximum.

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