Type

Journal Article

Authors

Luigi Buglione
Marion Lepmets
H. Lichter
Paul Clarke
Rory O'Connor
Simona Jeners
Paul Clake

Subjects

Computer Science

Topics
software development processes cmmi best practices software development process software engineering process repositories agile processes software development software process improvement situational factors iso iec 15504 best practice selection

Harnessing software development contexts to inform software process selection decisions (2013)

Abstract Software development is a complex process for which numerous approaches have been suggested. However, no single approach to software development has been met with universal acceptance, which is not surprising, as there are many different software development concerns. In addition, there are a multitude of other contextual factors that influence the choice of software development process and process management decisions. The authors believe it is important to develop a robust mechanism for relating software process decisions and software development contexts. Such an approach supports industry practitioners in their efforts to implement the software development processes vital for a particular set of contextual factors. In this paper, the authors outline a new tool-based framework for relating the complexity of software settings with the various aspects of software processes. This framework can extract the key software process concepts from process repositories, for example, from CMMI-DEV or ISO/IEC 15504-5 (a.k.a. SPICE – Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination). A team of software development experts then collaborates in order to identify and validate the strength and nature of the relationship between the key process concepts and the contextual factors that are known to affect the software development process. The result of this collaboration is a prototype of a flexible model, which can be extended over time into a broader process consideration, for example, where agile processes or further specific situational factors could be added to the framework. The authors contend that a model such as the one proposed in this paper can serve as a valuable tool, assisting software developers in making decisions regarding the selection of software best practices, as well as providing general guidance for process improvement initiatives.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Article
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> University of Limerick -> Faculty of Science and Engineering
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Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Software engineering
Ireland -> University of Limerick -> LERO - Project partner authors
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing

Full list of authors on original publication

Luigi Buglione, Marion Lepmets, H. Lichter, Paul Clarke, Rory O'Connor, Simona Jeners, Paul Clake

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