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The Real World Software Process

Hogan, James M., Smith, Glenn P., & Thomas, Richard N. (2002) The Real World Software Process. In Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC 2002), 4-6 December 2002, Piscataway, USA.

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Abstract

The industry-wide demand for rapid development in concert with greater process maturity has seen many software development firms adopt tightly structured iterative processes. While a number of commercial vendors offer suitable process infrastructure and tool support, the cost of licensing, configuration and staff training may be prohibitive for the small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) which dominate the Asia-Pacific software industry. This work addresses these problems through the introduction of the Real World Software Process (RWSP), a freely available, Web-based iterative scheme designed specifically for small teams and organisations. RWSP provides a detailed process description, high quality document templates - including code review and inspection guidelines - and the integrated tutorial support necessary for successful usage by inexperienced developers and teams. In particular it is intended that the process be readily usable by software houses which at present do not follow a formal process, and that the free RWSP process infrastructure should be a vehicle for improving industry standards.

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ID Code: 9911
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Internet, software houses software prototyping software standards
DOI: 10.1109/APSEC.2002.1183006
ISBN: 0769518508
ISSN: 1530-1362
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 IEEE
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Deposited On: 03 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:47

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