Semi-quantitative modeling for managing software development processes

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Australian Software Engineering Conference, ASWEC
Pages66-75
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Conference

Title19th Australian Software Engineering Conference, ASWEC 2008
PlaceAustralia
CityPerth, WA
Period25 - 28 March 2008

Abstract

Software process modeling has become an essential technique for managing software development processes. However, purely quantitative process modeling requires a detailed understanding and accurate measurement of software process, which relies on reliable and precise history data. This paper presents a semi-quantitative process modeling approach to model and manage software development processes. It allows for the existence of uncertainty and contingency during software development, and facilitates a manager's qualitative and quantitative estimates and assessments of process progress. We demonstrate its value and flexibility by developing semi-quantitative models of the test-and-fix process of incremental software development. Results conclude that the semi-quantitative process modeling approach can support process or project management activities, including estimating, planning, tracking and decision making throughout the software development cycle. ©2008 IEEE.

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Semi-quantitative modeling for managing software development processes. / Zhang, He; Keung, Jacky; Kitchenham, Barbara; Jeffery, Ross.

Proceedings of the Australian Software Engineering Conference, ASWEC. 2008. p. 66-75 4483194.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)