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A Theoretical Agile Process Framework for Web Applications Development in Small Software Firms

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2 Author(s)
Haroon Altarawneh ; Al-balqa Appl. Univ., Salt ; Asim El Shiekh

As Web based-applications become increasingly important to all aspects of life, there is a need to encourage practitioners to adopt best practices so as to improve the quality of the processes in use, and therefore achieve targets related to time, budget and quality. The Web development industry worldwide is dominated by a myriad of small firms. This presents a challenge in terms of determining the current practices of industry participants, and in devising improvement initiatives which are feasible for small firms. The objectives of this research is to propose a software process model framework that assists the small firms in designing Web based-applications so as not to run over budget and time. To achieve these objectives, an extensive literature survey of Web development methodologies and software process improvement in small firms were conducted to identify Web engineering practice in Web development. The literature survey clarified that, there were several development methodologies of Web-based application. These studies have not taken into consideration software process improvements. A software process framework for Internet development in small firms is proposed in this research .This framework contains several steps to follow; the first step is to begin with small Web project. The second steps is adopt the modified XP process model which is also a suggested process model for Internet development in small firms, and then apply XXPM as a quality model for software process improvement. If the proposed software process framework is to be successful then it must be laid on Web engineering practices.

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Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, 2008. SERA '08. Sixth International Conference on

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20-22 Aug. 2008