Accession Number : ADA262314


Title :   Process Definition and Process Modeling Methods Version 01.01.00


Corporate Author : SOFTWARE PRODUCTIVITY CONSORTIUM HERNDON VA


Personal Author(s) : Lai, Robert C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262314.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 105


Abstract : The Software Productivity Consortium is working in the area of process improvement to help member companies better manage large, complex software development projects. This report is part of that process improvement effort. To put this report in perspective relative to some of the other projects being conducted at the Consortium, consider some of the ways in which the Consortium is already helping member companies improve their process: (1) The Consortium offers the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Software Process Assessment for its member companies. By formally examining a company's current process practices, it is able to offer constructive criticism regarding ways in which to improve the process of developing software; (2) The Consortium offers a variety of guidebooks that help guide the practicing engineer to perform his task more efficiently. Examples include the Software Measurement Guidebook, which focuses on metrics collection and analysis, and the Evolutionary Spiral Process Guidebook, which specifies a process incorporating risk management and iterative development and specifies methods to implement the process; and (3) The Consortium prototypes a software engineering environment that will provide process management tools for supporting automated software development.


Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , *TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER , AUTOMATION , GUIDANCE , REUSABLE EQUIPMENT , PROTOTYPES , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE