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  Software Development Process
For experienced software developers, the component-level process is often less conspicuous, involving well-established and automated patterns of thinking.
As software developers work through a disciplined process, they are developing a complex mental roadmap of the values of the client, the concepts that are important to the client, software patterns for achieving the desired behavior, and implementation methods.
Software development firms will often impose a more stringent process than is needed to just get the job done.
www.d.umn.edu /~gshute/softeng/process.html   (1079 words)

  
  Software Development Process Standards
The mission of ISO is to promote the development of standardization and related activities in the world with a view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity.
The Capability Maturity Model for Software (CMM or SW-CMM) is a model for judging the maturity of the software processes of an organization and for identifying the key practices that are required to increase the maturity of these processes.
The Capability Maturity Model for Software describes the principles and practices underlying software process maturity and is intended to help software organizations improve the maturity of their software processes in terms of an evolutionary path from ad hoc, chaotic processes to mature, disciplined software processes.
www.cs.uofs.edu /~dmartin/process.html   (1355 words)

  
 Software Development Methodology: Development Process
Sometimes the development process is referred to as a “spiral”, where the spiral’s circular aspect is the repetition of the steps of the development process and its vertical aspect is progress toward completion of the software application.
The goal of risk-analysis is to eliminate as many of these unknown factors as early in the development process as possible in order to avoid the waste of time and resources on efforts that are ultimately unsuccessful or ineffective.
Each developer is responsible for effective unit-testing of his/her components and for initial integrated testing of the component when it is added to the running core application.
www.xeaglex.com /Page420.DevelopmentProcess.shtml   (3178 words)

  
 Software development process - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
ISO 15504, also known as Software Process Improvement Capability Determination (SPICE), is a "framework for the assessment of software processes".
Agile software development processes are built on the foundation of iterative development.
Critics of iterative development approaches point out that these processes place what may be an unreasonable expectation upon the recipient of the software: that they must possess the skills and experience of a seasoned software developer.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Software_development_process   (1820 words)

  
 Software development process - Free net encyclopedia
There are several models for such processes, each describing approaches to a variety of tasks or activities that take place during the process.
Iterative development prescribes the construction of initially small but ever larger portions of a software project to help all those involved to uncover important issues early before problems or faulty assumptions can lead to disaster.
Iterative processes are preferred by commercial developers because it allows a potential of reaching the design goals of a customer who does not know how to define what he wants.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/Software_development   (1597 words)

  
 State-Based Software Development Process   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The State-Based Process: The process was enacted within the framework of an evolutionary, incremental approach derived from the Ada Process Model and the Cleanroom methodology.
Some of the objectives that drove our approach to this process definition were to tie the management process directly to the technical process; fuse OO and Cleanroom methodologies; maximize the use of inspections and state-of-the-art process methodology; and emphasize simplicity in all aspects of the definition and enactment.
Metrics are collected throughout the process to capture the return on investment in terms of the resources required to conduct the walk- throughs and the number of defects uncovered.
www.softwaretechnews.com /summer96/state.based.html   (1050 words)

  
 Software Development Process
Iterative processes are preferred by commercial developers because it allows a potential of reaching the design goals of a customer who does not know how to define what he wants.
While Iterative development approaches have their advantages, software architects are still faced with the challenge of creating a reliable foundation upon which to develop.
Critics of iterative development approaches point out that these processes place what may be an unreasonable expectation upon the recipient of the software: that they must possess the skills and experience of a seasoned software developer.
www.selectbs.com /glossary/what-is-a-software-development-process.htm   (1229 words)

  
 Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Process & Business Models
As software is always of a large system (or business), work begins by establishing requirements for all system elements and then allocating some subset of these requirements to software.
In this phase, the software development process, the software's overall structure and its nuances are defined.
The RAD software model is a "high speed" adaptation of the linear sequential model in which rapid development is achieved by using a component-based construction approach.
www.stylusinc.com /Common/Concerns/SoftwareDevtPhilosophy.php   (1570 words)

  
 Interactive Programming In Java
Development of new software from scratch is the exceptional case.
Software built using the peanut butter and jelly notion of a correct answer -- code that is complete -- is applicable only when the produced code can safely be discarded after that use.
Versioning software is a useful tool for serious software development (or for group projects, where different people may be working on different parts of the system at the same time).
www.cs101.org /ipij/design   (19883 words)

  
 Software development and process panel at ECOOP 1998 - AC
The software development process, as actually performed, is so complex that we cannot write it down accurately, and if we could, no one could read that description and learn to perform it.
This means that the challenge of software development is to provide a large freedom of movement to individuals, and to set into place certain "pinch-points", where control happens.
Deliverables in the development process inform by acting as reminders of things the reader already knows.
alistair.cockburn.us /crystal/articles/sdap/swdevandprocess.htm   (458 words)

  
 Software Development Process Assessments Results - CMM
In the changing software engineering industry, training is needed to keep pace with the release of new tools and techniques, to get the right skills to handle promotions in the project management track or simply to get the most out of the new release of a software development environment.
This affirmation is based on software process evaluations performed in recent years with 63 medium to large software development units, mainly in Europe and North America.
As we see on the first chart, organisations giving less than 1 week of training each year to their software developers achieve a quality level that is only half of the level achieved by organisations that give their software developer more than two weeks of training.
www.martinig.ch /ae/process.php?id=4   (609 words)

  
 Unified Software Development Process (Addison-Wesley Object Technology Series)
The process builder has to adapt the process to today's realities--the facts of virtual organization; working at a distance through high-speed lines; the mix of partial owners (in small start-ups), salaried employees, contract workers, and outsourcing subcontractors; and the continuing shortage of software developers.
Development of the Objectory process proceeded in a series of releases, from Objectory 1.0 in 1988 to the first on-line version, Objectory 3.8, in 1995 (an overview of Objectory is presented in [2]).
The process was also expanded with a new workflow for business modeling, based on [3], that is used to derive requirements from the business processes the software was to serve.
www.businessanalysisbooks.com /0201571692.html   (5208 words)

  
 A software development process for small projects International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education - Find ...
The aim of the process is twofold, namely to put in place a quality management system which is manageable and appropriate for student projects and to provide templates and guidelines to assist students to design good software, in keeping with the current best practices for software design.
This paper describes a software engineering process that was developed, based on ISO 9001 and the Unified Process, but in a way that is appropriate for small-scale software development projects.
The process is illustrated using the example of the development of a software tool for routing medium voltage (MV) cables in a computer-aided design (CAD) environment.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3792/is_200401/ai_n9363181   (821 words)

  
 Personal Software Process Summary
The software tools that form the PSP are varied and are intended to enhance a software designers abilities in accurately predicting the time required to produce a product of stellar quality, to seek ways to improve the quality of the software being designed, and to improve their ability to evaluate technologies and methods.
Because much of the research and development cost of software is directly related to personnel costs, the experience, skills, and work habits of engineers mainly determine the results of the software development process.
Because software engineers are generally not taught to plan and track processes, and to measure quality, they usually do not record their work, and rarely measure software quality.
www.bookrags.com /Personal_Software_Process   (1358 words)

  
 Effective Software Development Process
This is also the opportunity to better understand the lifecycle on the business side for the developers and for the developers to articulate the process they go through to build the solution.
In application development, communication is very critical, not just between technical team members, but also between senior management and business users involved in the project, as well as your QA and testers who will sign-off prior to deployment.
Also ensure your change management process is in the charter, and that it entails communicating change requests to this group with a clearly defined process for approvals and comments.
softwarelibrary.com /effective_software_development_process.php   (1762 words)

  
 The Software Development Process   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A software development process is a detailed description of the activities required to transform business requirements into a software product and, later on, to translate changes in these requirements into a new release of the software product.
It arranges the stages of a software development process into a cascading, linear process that never revisits a stage once it is completed.
The Iterative processes (there are many of them) were developed after, in virtue of its lack of flexibility, the Waterfall process proved unable to provide a solution to the problems of software reliability and cost.
www.vbip.com /books/1861001096/chapter_1096_03.asp   (807 words)

  
 Software Process   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
PSEE must provide the software engineer with a clear state of the software development process (from many different viewpoints).
The scope of software improvement methods and models should be widened in order to consider all the different factors affecting software development activities.
Fuggetta's interests are in process assessment and improvement, process support, distributed systems and infrastructures, requirement engineering, economic and organizational issues related to the development, acquisition, and exploitation of IT.
www.softwaresystems.org /process.html   (220 words)

  
 Process Guide - Software Development Requirements Process
The EPRI project manager is responsible for driving the software development process, following the general timeline as filled in by the project manager, and ensuring software quality.
The software developer, who may be either within EPRI or an outside contractor to EPRI, is responsible for creating the software application and is responsible for software quality.
EPRI Corporate Software Quality is responsible for the development process quality checkpoints and for software acceptance testing.
www.epri.com /eprisoftware/processguide/table.html   (581 words)

  
 Software Development Process - Visual Basic 6 Application Development - Developer Fusion: Connecting Developers ...
A software development process is a detailed description of the activities required to transform business requirements into a software product and, later on, to translate changes in these requirements into a new release of the software product.
The Iterative processes (there are many of them) were developed after, in virtue of its lack of flexibility, the Waterfall process proved unable to provide a solution to the problems of software reliability and cost.
Whatever software development process we use, the most important part of the process is to understand the business requirements.
www.developerfusion.co.uk /show/88/7   (838 words)

  
 CRaG Systems Software Development Process   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The incremental process flowchart defines the stages and flow of the process for a single increment.
The software development process is business process, requirements, use case, risk and model driven.
The process can be used 'as-is', configured or customised and the improvement of the process is part of the process.
www.cragsystems.co.uk /development_process/index.htm   (273 words)

  
 Custom Software Development Process
The purpose of the software development life cycle is to minimize the cost of the software over its lifespan.
This stage requires that both the software features and architecture design be fixed to allow the programmers to be able to implement the required specifications in the software mix.
In the early stages of Development, is it possible to make minor changes to features, but significant changes become very expensive, due to the need to rip out already developed code and replace it with new pieces.
www.planneditsolutions.com /Custom_software_Development_process.htm   (637 words)

  
 Software Development Process   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the world of software, the procedure is called the software development procedure.
You have been hired by a small company that prides itself in developing high precision resistors (a resistor is a passive analog device that resists current).
You have been asked to develop a software program that will determine the resistance of an actual resistor after voltage and current measurements have been taken.
www.sp.uconn.edu /~lleifert/cse123/dev_process/dev_process.htm   (126 words)

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