1 Part 1: Fundamentals of the V-Modell

1.2 Objectives and Structure of the V-Modell

1.2.2 The V-Modell XT as the successor of the V-Modell 97

In 1997, the V-Modell 97 was completed; since then it has not been updated. Therefore, it did not reflect the state-of-the-art of information technology in 2004. New methods and technologies - as for example the component-based development or the test-first approach - are considered only to a limited degree in the V-Modell 97. As a consequence, in 2004, the V-Modell was no longer used as much as it would be desirable.

In addition, comprehensive experiences with the V-Modell 97 were collected, and proposals for improvements were developed. The implementation of these proposals will improve the effective use and acceptance of the new V-Modell.

Against this background, division A5 of the Federal Office of the Bundeswehr for Information Management and Information Technology and the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Central Office for Information Technology Coordination in the Federal Administration (BMI-KBSt) have advanced the ยปDevelopment Standards for IT Systems of the Federal Republic of Germany on the basis of the V-Modell 97. Proceeding from contents and scope of the V-Modell 97, the following requirements were implemented: