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FDD Full Form
  • Last Updated : 30 Apr, 2020

FDD stands for Feature-Driven Development. It is an agile iterative and incremental model that focuses on progressing the features of the developing software. The main motive os feature-driven development is to provide timely updated and working software to the client. In FDD, reporting and progress tracking is necessary at all levels.
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History

FDD was first applied in the year 1997 on a real-world application by Jeff De Luca for large software development with specific needs of 15-month and 50 persons and published as a discussion in book Java Modeling in Color with UML in the year 1999.

FDD Lifecycle

  • Build overall model
  • Build feature list
  • Plan by feature
  • Design by feature
  • Build by feature

Characteristics of FDD

  • Short iterative: FDD lifecycle works in simple and short iterations to efficiently finish the work on time and gives good pace for large projects.
  • Customer focused: This agile practice is totally based on inspection of each feature by client and then pushed to main build code.
  • Structured and feature focused: Initial activities in lifecycle builds the domain model and features list in the beginning of timeline and more than 70% of efforts are given to last 2 activities.
  • Frequent releases: Feature-driven development provides continuous releases of features in the software and retaining continuous success of the project.

Advantages of FDD

  • Reporting at all levels leads to easier progress tracking.
  • FDD provides continuous success for larger size of teams and projects.
  • Reduction in risks is observed as whole model and design is build in smaller segments.
  • FDD provides greater accuracy in cost estimation of the project due to feature segmentation.

Disadvantages of FDD

  • This agile practice is not good for smaller projects.
  • There is high dependency on lead programmers, designers and mentors.
  • There is lack of documentation which can create an issue afterwards.
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