Convocational development

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Convocational Development is a development methodology focused on creating a community around a software project. It comes from analysing processes like Waterfall and Agile. It asks the question: "what if software was made democratically?" and treats the users and developers as forming a miniature society.

Most large software platforms are run like aristocratic kingdoms. The users have no formal power to change the platform itself: their influence is purely reactive. In contract, in a convocationally run project, people have a say in the direction the development goes in, to the point where the line between a user and a developer starts to blur.

Convocational development was formulated by KingMob in this article: Creating Worlds That Create Worlds.