WIT Press


A Process Modelling Approach To Managing Software Process Improvement

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM930151

Volume

4

Pages

16

Published

1993

Size

1,534 kb

Author(s)

D.S. Hinley & K.H. Bennet

Abstract

A process modelling approach to managing software process improvement D.S. Hinley, K.H. Bennet Computer Science. University of Durham, DH1 3LE< UK ABSTRACT A Software Process Model (SPM) need not simply be regarded as a static, descriptive representation of the software process with similar strengths and weaknesses to those described for traditional Software Development Life-Cycle (SDLC) models. Research is currently being carried out to study how SPM's may be of direct benefit to software managers to sustain or improve software quality during the maintenance process. By focussing on the management aspects rather than the technical activities undertaken, the changing roles of the software manager and the problems currently faced in managing complex processes can be highlighted. Some of the ways in which SPM's can be developed and used by managers to gain greater insight and understanding of the software process have also been elucidated. This paper

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