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A Tool for Evaluation of the Software Development Process

A Tool for Evaluation of the Software Development Process
A Tool for Evaluation of the Software Development Process
As part of their effort to reduce development time and improve the quality of their products, software developers are looking at the software development process they use. They reason that a high quality process is likely to lead to a high quality product. However, few developers receive high ratings on the accepted scales when their process is evaluated. To achieve the highest ratings for their processes, developers need to measure and manage their process and to do this effectively, they need tool support. However, they also have significant investments in their existing processes and support systems that they cannot afford to abandon. This makes adopting the process model that is implicit in most process support tools difficult. In this paper, we describe our tool, RolEnact that attempts to address the requirements for a tool for the simulation and evaluation of software development processes and illustrate its use with an example.
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355-362
Henderson, Peter
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Howard, Yvonne Margaret
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Walters, Robert John
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Henderson, Peter
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Henderson, Peter, Howard, Yvonne Margaret and Walters, Robert John (2001) A Tool for Evaluation of the Software Development Process. Journal of Systems and Software, 59 (3), 355-362.

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As part of their effort to reduce development time and improve the quality of their products, software developers are looking at the software development process they use. They reason that a high quality process is likely to lead to a high quality product. However, few developers receive high ratings on the accepted scales when their process is evaluated. To achieve the highest ratings for their processes, developers need to measure and manage their process and to do this effectively, they need tool support. However, they also have significant investments in their existing processes and support systems that they cannot afford to abandon. This makes adopting the process model that is implicit in most process support tools difficult. In this paper, we describe our tool, RolEnact that attempts to address the requirements for a tool for the simulation and evaluation of software development processes and illustrate its use with an example.

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Published date: December 2001
Additional Information: A version of this paper was presented to ProSim 2000 conference 12-14 July 2000, London.
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 256412
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/256412
ISSN: 0164-1212
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Date deposited: 25 Mar 2002
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:46

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