WIT Press


Overview Of A Decision-orientated Software Process Model

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM930301

Volume

4

Pages

14

Published

1993

Size

1,575 kb

Author(s)

P. Farrell-Vinay

Abstract

Overview of a decision-orientated software process model P. Farrell-Vinay This paper examines some current models of the software development process, attempts to define the limits within which a model can exist, and describes the structure of a sdlution. Introduction and overview of the field Many current models of the software process (Huseth & Vines, Osterweil, Quid & Roberts, Chroust, Hoffnagle* ) concentrate narrowly on software development, attempting to reduce it to a series of algorithms. Such models are characterised by A procedural orientation, the degree to which titles such as "write specifications" are presumed (by the modellers) to be ultimately translateable into some form of executable code, and a focus which mostly excludes such factors as the people developing the software, their repertoires, environments, goals, channels of communication, rationale, order effects, and cost. Similarly Bruynooghe et a£ concentrate on the functional, behavioural and organisational aspects

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