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  • Proceedings of the Third International Conference on the Software Process. Applying the Software Process

    Publication Year: 1994
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  • Workshop report: EWSPT'94

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):45 - 51
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    The Third European Workshop on Software Process Technology (EWSPT) was held in Villard de Lans, France in February 1994. The proceedings are available as Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS 772, Springer-Verlag. This report is based on a collation of the reports of the session rapporteurs. Topics considered include: process modelling concepts; experiences with software process technology; meta-... View full abstract»

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  • Classification of meta-processes and their models

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):167 - 175
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    Identifies a taxonomy to characterize meta-process categories, and their characteristics. The taxonomy is applied to several existing software process-centered support environments (PSEs) and their support technologies. Up to now, meta-processes have been poorly understood, and thus hardly exploited properly. In some PSEs, meta-processes are supported, but their properties are not reflected clearl... View full abstract»

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  • The personal process in software engineering

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):69 - 77
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    The personal software process (PSP) provides software engineers a way to improve the quality, predictability, and productivity of their work. It is designed to address the improvement needs of individual engineers and small software organizations. A graduate level PSP course has been taught at six universities and the PSP is being introduced by three industrial software organizations. The PSP prov... View full abstract»

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  • A collaborative spiral software process model based on Theory W

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):59 - 68
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    A primary difficulty in applying the spiral model has been the lack of explicit process guidance in determining the prospective system's objectives, constraints, and alternatives that get elaborated in each cycle. This paper presents an extension of the spiral model, called the Next Generation Process Model (NGPM), which uses the Theory W(win-win) approach (Boehm-Ross, 1989) to converge on a syste... View full abstract»

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  • Some observations on the hardware development process

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):1 - 7
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    To begin our study of hardware development, we were faced with a dilemma. We could study the process or processes and learn something about individual development projects, but since each development was unique, how could we generalize? Furthermore, since we wanted to go beyond being merely descriptive in our analyses and develop normative conclusions, we were faced with the problem of evaluation.... View full abstract»

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  • Organizational congestion in large-scale software development

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):123 - 134
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    Many software projects seek to shorten the development interval-the time from project inception to final release. To do this effectively, we must understand the mechanisms which increase these intervals, especially in large-scale software production. A significant portion of an individual feature interval seems to consist of the time lost while developers wait for meetings. We have created a simpl... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering software design processes to guide process execution

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):135 - 152
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    Using systematic development processes is an important characteristic of any mature engineering discipline. In current software practice, software design methodologies (SDMs) are intended to be used to help design software more systematically. This paper explicitly shows, however, that one well-known example of such an SDM, Booch object-oriented design (BOOD), as described in the literature, is fa... View full abstract»

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  • A reflective approach to process model customization, enactment and evolution

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):21 - 32
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    Software processes are enacted instances of process models. Process models are themselves instances of process meta-models that provide the various abstractions in terms of which process models can be described. This paper introduces a unified framework for software process modeling, enactment and evolution. The approach supports the customization/evolution of a process model and of its underlying... View full abstract»

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  • Elicit: a method for eliciting process models

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):111 - 122
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    Eliciting process models from software projects is a first significant step towards process improvement. In this paper, we present a method, called Elicit, for eliciting software process models from industrial software environments. What is significant about this method is that it has evolved from an intuitive state-the state that defines the immaturity of current elicitation methods-to a formally... View full abstract»

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  • Report on the first Japanese Software Process Symposium

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):53 - 58
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    This article reports on the first JSPS (Japanese Software Process Symposium) held on May 26-27, 1994 in Tokyo. Traditionally, process-oriented technologies, such as TQC and software factory, have been a part of culture embedded into Japanese software engineering. However, they are implicit and lack the “formal” approaches. The emergence of the software process concept such as process p... View full abstract»

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  • Are software processes business processes too?

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):177 - 178
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    Explores the question of whether we can apply our existing understanding of software processes (and approaches to supporting and improving them) to business processes; and conversely whether our increasing understanding of business processes can benefit software process technology View full abstract»

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  • Are software processes business processes too?

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):179 - 180
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    There are remarkable similarities in research and practice between the software process and business process communities. These similarities are remarkable, not as a result of the degree of similarity, and not as a result of the closeness of purpose motivating the two communities' efforts, but rather because of the significant differences in history, approach, form, mindset and context dividing th... View full abstract»

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  • Business processes can be software too: some initial lessons learned

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):183 - 184
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    The author discusses how his research team at USC has been investigating how and why software process engineering tools and techniques might be applied to problems of understanding and engineering of complex business processes. They have been engaged in process engineering research studies in business domains such as corporate finance, new product development, order fulfilment, supply chain logist... View full abstract»

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  • Toward metrics for process validation

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):33 - 44
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    To a great extent, the usefulness of a formal model of a software process lies in its ability to accurately predict the behavior of the executing process. Similarly, the usefulness of an executing process lies largely in its ability to fulfil the requirements embodied in a formal model of the process. When process models and process executions diverge, something significant is happening. We are de... View full abstract»

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  • Rapid iteration in software process improvement: experience report

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):79 - 84
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    A software development organization changes its process to take advantage of new technology, correct mistakes, or to produce new products. This paper describes the experiences of a software development organization improving its process. By focusing on making process definitions usable by those who execute the process and by collecting data on needed improvements throughout the execution of the pr... View full abstract»

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  • Policies and mechanisms to support process evolution in PSEEs

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):9 - 20
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    This paper discusses the characteristics that should be offered by PSEEs (process-centered software engineering environments) to support the evolution of the software process. A PSEE is a software engineering environment based on the explicit representation of the software process (the process model). Processes and process models are dynamic entities that need to evolve. Existing PSEEs offer limit... View full abstract»

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  • Software processes and business processes

    Publication Year: 1994
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    This paper addresses two issues: the position of an organization's software process with respect to its other business processes, and a comparison of characteristics for software and business process support mechanisms View full abstract»

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  • Software processes are business processes too

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):181 - 182
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    There is much that is common to business processes and to software development processes; so much, in fact, that it is useful to consider each as a reflection of the other. I argue, on the one hand that the software development process is a special case of the more general notion of the business process. On the other hand, I argue that there is much we have learned in solving the problems of proce... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling method for management process and its application to CMM and IS0 9000-3

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):85 - 98
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    Many kinds of software development processes have been modeled and actually described. However, most of those models and descriptions focus on manufacturing activities, such as editing and testing. In this paper, we study management activities in software development. We present a simple model for management activities, and propose a method to structure management processes using this method. The ... View full abstract»

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  • A conceptual schema for process definitions and models

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):153 - 165
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    Presents a conceptual schema for process definitions and models. This conceptual schema offers a single, integrated view of the important information content elements, as well as the major interconnections among them. It is not tied to any specific modeling or definition language; rather, it is sufficiently general that it can be used in conjunction with a wide variety of such languages. The schem... View full abstract»

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  • A case study in modeling a human-intensive, corporate software process

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):99 - 110
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    Describes a case study whose objective was to determine the feasibility, utility and limitations of using a process support tool to model and analyze a real process in active use by a large software development organization. The subject of our study was a process used in the maintenance of the AT&T 5ESS switching system software. The process was interesting to study primarily because it is a h... View full abstract»

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