Mini-Spirals for Ground Tactical Warfare Software Applications

Dr. William Neal, Special Assistant for Integrated Army C4ISR
The MITRE Corporation


Recent successes in software developments for ground tactical warfare applications have come about through very short prototyping cycles or “mini-spirals”. Lessons learned from several software development efforts using this type of approach are described. Features of mini-spirals with tight coupling between software developers, network designers and warfighters are highlighted.