A METHOD TO DEVELOP DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS IN HORTICULTURE: THE FRUITY PROJECT II.
" How to built a microcomputer based management system for fruit growers ? " is discussed.
Since then the development of the Fruity management programm has continued and the programm is now in use in practice.
In this paper the problem of choosing a good method of system analysis is discussed. Because we think traditional software development methods are not flexible enough to develop practical programs in a short time, we started using the prototyping method. The approach we followed leads us to a non traditional method of system analysis. We call this method " structured prototyping ". A brief layout of this method is given and the differences compared to the traditional form of system analysis are given.