Stove Piped Development

Why Trust Techopedia

What Does Stove Piped Development Mean?

Stove piped development deals with the design and creation of a system to solve an immediate problem without regard to future connectivity or integration with other systems. Stove pipe applications do not share resources or data with other applications.

Advertisements

Techopedia Explains Stove Piped Development

The term stove piped development was coined by the U.S. Army to describe methods developed in isolation, not considering how the system might be used with future technologies.

Stove pipe systems generally lack coordination and planning across the system. Any new added capability increases the system complexity all along the life cycle of the project. These systems do not interact with other systems. Moreover, any new changes introduced might create new bugs.

Advertisements

Related Terms

Margaret Rouse
Technology Expert
Margaret Rouse
Technology Expert

Margaret is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical business audience. Over the past twenty years, her IT definitions have been published by Que in an encyclopedia of technology terms and cited in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine, and Discovery Magazine. She joined Techopedia in 2011. Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages.