Trustworthy Software Development Processes

Volume 5543 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 63-74

Meta Model Based Architecture for Software Process Instantiation

  • Peter KillispergerAffiliated withAdvanced Computing Research Centre, University of South AustraliaCompetence Center Information Systems, University of Applied Sciences
  • , Markus StumptnerAffiliated withAdvanced Computing Research Centre, University of South Australia
  • , Georg PetersAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Applied Sciences
  • , Georg GrossmannAffiliated withAdvanced Computing Research Centre, University of South Australia
  • , Thomas StücklAffiliated withSystem and Software Processes, Siemens Corporate Technology

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In order to re-use software processes for a spectrum of projects they are described in a generic way. Due to the uniqueness of software development, processes have to be adapted to project specific needs to be effectively applicable in projects. This instantiation still lacks standardization and tool support making it error prone, time consuming and thus expensive. Siemens AG has started research projects aiming to improve software process related activities. Part of these efforts has been the development of a New Software Engineering Framework (NSEF) enabling a more effective and efficient instantiation and application of processes. A system supporting project managers in instantiation of software processes is being developed. It aims to execute instantiation decision made by humans and to automatically restore correctness of the resulting process.