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Software Quality Management And Process Improvement With The MODAL Development Methodology


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J. Wright


Software quality management and process improvement with the MODAL development methodology J. Wright Method Support Department, Cegelec RED, 5 avenue Newton, 92140 Clamart, France ABSTRACT The paper describes the adaptation of an existing software development methodology in order to introduce a number of software metrics intended to increase visibility of the development process and guide quality actions at the project and divisional levels. The chosen indicators are described, together with some initial experiences gathered from a pilot project responsible for validating the approach taken. A number of lessons learned are described, particularly relating to data collection and the need to carefully define elements of the programme in order to gain acceptance by the development team. 1. MODAL : A DEVELOPMENT METHODOLOGY FOR CONTROL ENGINEERING SOFTWARE Cegelec is the electrical engineering branch of the Alcatel-Alsthom group, and realises around 40% of its turnover in the in