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Establishing Software Development Process Control: Technical Objectives, Operational Requirements, and the Foundational Framework

Arthur, James D. and Nance, Richard E. and Balci, Osman (1992) Establishing Software Development Process Control: Technical Objectives, Operational Requirements, and the Foundational Framework. Technical Report TR-92-40, Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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Abstract

This paper proposes a foundational framework for establishing control over the software development process. Critical objectives stressed include (a) the complementary integration of maintenance and development activities, (b) the identification and definition of a (semi-) automated data collection and analysis process which employs quality indicators that are definitively linked to the existence of process and product attributes, and (c) the formulation and use of control methods that are designed to work within the defined automated process and to provide decision support capabilities. The significance and necessity of these objectives are established through an examination of the Abstraction Refinement Model, the Objectives/Principles/Attributes Framework and the Software Quality Indicator concept.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Subjects:Computer Science > Historical Collection(Till Dec 2001)
ID Code:320
Deposited By:User autouser
Deposited On:05 December 2001