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Software Engineering Methodology Composition

The next section of the survey deals with the composition of the four main phases. ADIT is an acronym for analysis, design, implementation, and testing composed in that order. There may be many cycles of ADIT.

In each phase, the alternatives may be prioritized. Change order control is a process used to resolve conflicts. These conflicts may be non-monotonic in nature, where taking one action negates actions already accomplished. The ADIT cycles may be used to create versions of the system where several baselines of the system are established with potentially each baseline having more functionality. A baseline of the system may be released in the sequence of internal prototype, external prototype, alpha, and then beta releases. See the sections on cycles, priority, versions, and change control in table 7.1 on page [*].

Ronald LeRoi Burback