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Software Engineering Journal

Issue 5 • Sept. 1991

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  • The process cycle (software engineering)

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):234 - 242
    Cited by:  Papers (31)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (936 KB)

    Historically, the process of software development has played an important role in the field of software engineering. A number of software life-cycle models have been developed. These models do not expose myriad details that are critical in any large software development project. Recent developments, however, have unfolded many hidden aspects of the software process, giving rise to a new discipline... View full abstract»

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  • Software engineering, the software process and their support

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):243 - 258
    Cited by:  Papers (15)
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    Mankind is becoming increasingly dependent on the availability of software and its continuing validity. To achieve this consistently and reliably, in an operational domain that is forever changing, requires disciplined execution of the software development and evolution process and its effective management. That is the goal of advanced software engineering. The author summarises basic concepts of ... View full abstract»

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  • Acquiring experiences with the modelling and implementation of the project-life-cycle process: the PMDB work

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):259 - 274
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    Formalising and automating the software life-cycle processes are key factors in the improvement of software productivity. The authors describe the Project Master Database (PMDB) work, three generations of investigations into the modelling and encoding of software life-cycle processes; They briefly describe past activities and concentrate on more recent investigations. They present an approach to s... View full abstract»

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  • Initial software process management in EPOS

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):275 - 284
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (775 KB)

    EPOS is an instrumentable, kernal software engineering environment (SEE), featuring: change-oriented versioning to manage evolving software products or configurations, through file-based workspaces attached to a versioned DBMS; management of the associated software development processes, i.e. to describe, plan, control and execute software activities; integration of the two areas above; and an obj... View full abstract»

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  • Law-governed systems

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):285 - 302
    Cited by:  Papers (8)
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    A description is given of a software development environment based on a new approach for managing large-scale evolving systems. Under this approach, the conventional notion of a system is augmented with a new component called the law of the system, which is an explicit and strictly enforced set of rules about the operation of the system, about its evolution and about the evolution of the law itsel... View full abstract»

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  • Support for comprehensive reuse

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):303 - 316
    Cited by:  Papers (33)  |  Patents (6)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1397 KB)

    Reuse of products, processes and other knowledge will be the key to enable the software industry to achieve the dramatic improvement in productivity and quality required to satisfy anticipated growing demands. Although experience shows that certain kinds of reuse can be successful, general success has been elusive. A software life-cycle technology that allows comprehensive reuse of all kinds of so... View full abstract»

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  • Building your own software development environment

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):317 - 331
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    A new process modelling strategy (meta-model) called the object process model and an object process modelling environment (meta-environment) OPM, which allows one to design and build both software process models and software development environments that execute the software process models are discussed. An executing software process provides a working environment in which software designers can w... View full abstract»

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  • A decision based configuration process environment

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):332 - 346
    Cited by:  Papers (8)
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    In the context of the ESPRIT project DAIDA, the authors have developed an experimental environment intended to achieve consistency-in-the-large in a multi-person setting. The conceptual model of configuration processes, the CAD/sup o/ model, centres around decisions that work on configured objects and are subject to structured conversations. The environment, extending the knowledge-based software ... View full abstract»

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  • A ten year evaluation of an atypical software environment

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):347 - 354
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (796 KB)

    An evaluation is given of an atypical software environment that provides comprehensive automated support throughout all phases of the life-cycle. The environment has been operational for a decade (1981-91); it has been used to implement and maintain a variety of large and complex systems. The author establishes three criteria for examining atypical environments: the ability to support the process ... View full abstract»

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  • The software infrastructure for a distributed system factory

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):355 - 369
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    An innovative approach to the construction, application and deployment of software factories is described. Based on experience in creating and evolving the System Factory project at USC, the authors present a new experimental project called Distributed System Factory (DSF) project. The DSF project is intended to provide a software infrastructure suitable for engineering large-scale software system... View full abstract»

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  • Software and the factory paradigm

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):370 - 376
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    The software factory concept was originally proposed to improve software development productivity through standardised tools, methods and component reuse. The author discusses the factory paradigm, relevant lessons from early manufacturing experience, and the problems with the traditional factory system in the USA and much of the western world. The implications of this experience for working profe... View full abstract»

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