Software Process: Principles, Methodology, and Technology, Issue 1500 (Google eBook)

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Jean-Claude Derniame, Badara Ali Kaba, David Wastell
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 8, 1999 - Business & Economics - 307 pages
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1 Jean Claude Derniame Software process technology is an emerging and strategic area that has already reached a reasonable degree of maturity, delivering products and significant industrial expe riences. This technology aims at supporting the software production process by pro viding the means to model, analyse, improve, measure, and whenever it is reasonable and convenient, to automate software production activities. In recent years, this tech nology has proved to be effective in the support of many business activities not directly related to software production, but relying heavily on the concept of process (i. e. all the applications traditionally associated with workflow management). This book concentrates on the core technology of software processes, its principles and concepts as well as the technical aspect of software process support. The contributions to this book are the collective work of the Promoter 2 European Working Group. This grouping of 13 academic and 3 industrial partners is the suc cessor of Promoter, a working group responsible for creating a European software process community. Promoter 2 aims at exploiting this emerging community to collec tively develop remaining open issues, to coordinate activities and to assist in the dis semination of results. The title “Software Process Modelling and Technology” [Fink94] was produced during Promoter 1. Being “project based”, it presented the main findings and proposals of the different projects then being undertaken by the partners.
  

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Contents

Modelling and Technology
1
Software Process Standards Assessments
15
Process Modelling Languages
27
MetaProcess
53
Architectural Views and Alternatives
95
Cooperation Control in PSEE
117
The Human Dimension of the Software Process
165
Key Issues and Future Directions
201
A Lifecycle Sub Process Demonstration Scenario ISPW 9
217
B Annotated Bibliography on PSEEPML
223
Case Study Demonstrating the Wider Applicability
227
Assessment Framework for PSEEs
245
Glossary
277
Index
305
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