Rapid development, and the associated RAD buzzword, may mean different things to different people, but the last word on this is a seminal book by Steve McConnell, (1997), Rapid Development, Microsoft Press, ISBN 1556159005.
Rapid Development is a Jolt Cola Award winner, and is among the best, if not the best, software book I have ever read.-- Steven Black
According to Steve McConnell, the central point of rapid development is to reduce Schedule Risk in order to both decrease the expected time to ship and the variance of expected time to ship. In other words, the date an application is ready is a probability distribution.
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