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what are Parallel approach & Pilot Approach in the implementation phase of the s/w development?
Dec 6 '09
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I will take it positive, I don't think you are arguing.

I do not understand what you are looking for. The link you have provided (http://www.mckinnonsc.vic.edu.au/vce...tion/index.htm) gives a diagram of what a Pilot and Parallel deployment looks like.


In this image it shows the new system being deployed to a small group while the old system is still being used. At some point in time the decision is made to end the pilot deployment. At some later point in time the decision is made to directly convert the entire user base to the new system or to convert the user base in phases.

In this image it shows the new system being deployed to a small group while the old system is still being used. At some point in time the decision is made to directly convert the entire user base to the new system or to convert the user base in phases.

You have already answered your own question, you have the resources before you to figure out:
... what are pilot approach and parallel approach with regard to s/w deployment and maintenance.
What part of that are you still having trouble with?
Dec 9 '09 #21
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to be honest ... when i reread post#13 where you told us the answer of your teacher? i don't understand what this answer should have to do with what is shown on that given link ...
Dec 10 '09 #22
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Gits, you mean post #5?
Dec 10 '09 #23
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yes ... of course :) ... just answered more things at once and guess i mistyped it then ... so ... #5 of course :) - since that should be the answer of the OPs teacher ... that is just confusing in regards to the things that are shown on the OPs provided link ...
Dec 11 '09 #24
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I wonder if what he really means is the Quality driven practice of 2 Developers working together on a single Keyboard as apposed to a Single Gatekeeper who drives the development and all modules and developments are handed to the gatekeeper as a build owner?
Working as a Programmer and Analyst since 1989, I have heard of many terms that Marketing people like to come up with that have no or nearly no difference in the physical world, and only refer to a method of looking at a solution or approach, so when I see Parallel Development, I think of 2 things, 2 to 1 developers, and Back End + Front End at the same time, and tie them together after the prototype at the business layer.
When I look at developments from experience, and with 0 Failed projects in my life of over 40 projects, I have found Front to back to be more productive and successful, using the XP approach, give the users a Prototype screens to play with, and build the BL and DB to fit, with some DB common sense. I have also found that rebuilding the prototype is not required, if you build the prototype as a template architecture, you can use it in the final build if the differences are minor. but expect some Input or output to be thrown away/replaced or added to.
I am sorry I am not answering your question directly but sharing actual business experience in a fast changing environment.
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