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Topic # 85697 23-Jun-2011 17:27
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What is the difference between a methodology and a method in terms of development?

Is for example, Agile a method that acts like an umbrella with methodologies below such as prototyping?

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  Reply # 485135 23-Jun-2011 19:13
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I approach things a little differently from most, so I expect many people with have different views.

To me a [software] methodology is a set of process each containing one or more procedures.

A method is a singular process.

I don't view agile as being a method or methodology ( am slightly old school) but rather a set of techniques. However I do understand that there are now some agile styled methodologies around.

Prototyping to me is a technique. For example, I sometimes use a methodology called RAD (Rapid Application Development) which uses prototyping as a technique.





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