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A framework for goal-oriented process configuration. Context-specific configuration of SE processes in SPEM

 
: Diebold, Philipp
: Rombach, H. Dieter; Jedlitschka, Andreas

Kaiserslautern, 2012, VI, 120 S.
Kaiserslautern, TU, Master Thesis, 2012
Englisch
Master Thesis
Fraunhofer IESE ()
technology selection; software process; technology model; technology combination; process configuration

Abstract
This research for this thesis was conducted to develop a framework which supports the automatic configuration of project-specific software development processes by selecting and combining different technologies: the Process Configuration Framework. The research draws attention to the problem that while the research community develops new technologies, the industrial companies continue only using their well-known ones. Because of this, technology transfer takes decades. In addition, there is the fact that there is no solution which solves all problems in a software development project. This leads to a number of technologies which need to be combined for one project.
The framework developed and explained in this research mainly addresses those problems by building a bridge between research and industry as well as by supporting software companies during the selection of the most appropriate technologies combined in a software process. The technology transformation gap is filled by a repository of (new) technologies which are used as a foundation of the Process Configuration Framework. The process is configured by providing SPEM process pattern for each technology, so that the companies can build their process by plugging into each other.
The technologies of the repository were specified in a schema including a technology model, context model, and an impact model. With context and impact it is possible to provide information about a technology, for example, its benefits to quality, cost or schedule.

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