Not Again- Another Widget for the Power Point
The problem is not with existing methodologies. The problem is no one actually follows it. There are enough books on Software Development and some of the best one's are in Cross Talk, a DoD publication.
It is the leaders job to ensure a methodology is completely followed. I don't believe we need a new widget.
Many vendors especially, software outsourcers claim they have a methodology and processes but it is only in their Power Point.
First step is to select a competent vendor who has corecompetencies. Office Technology Asseessment (OTA) or similar needs to be resurected. Since, its closing, agencies have run amock because they depend on vendors to tell them what is best solution and vendor sells them what they want to sell.
Technology assessment and Developing Technology Strategy require special skills and every Software Developer walks through the door doesn't have a clue.