Managing Software Process Evolution

Traditional, Agile and Beyond – How to Handle Process Change

  • Marco Kuhrmann
  • Jürgen Münch
  • Ita Richardson
  • Andreas Rausch
  • He Zhang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Anthony I. Wasserman
    Pages 1-13
  3. Philipp Diebold, Thomas Zehler
    Pages 15-37
  4. Daniel X. Houston, Stephen W. Rosemergy
    Pages 39-60
  5. Christof Ebert
    Pages 61-75
  6. Andreas Rösel
    Pages 77-91
  7. Mary-Luz Sánchez-Gordón, Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Antonio de Amescua Seco, Rory V. O’Connor
    Pages 109-136
  8. Christian R. Prause, Markus Bibus, Carsten Dietrich, Wolfgang Jobi
    Pages 137-163
  9. Marlon Dumas, Dietmar Pfahl
    Pages 165-183
  10. Masud Fazal-Baqaie, Gregor Engels
    Pages 185-209
  11. Marian Benner-Wickner, Matthias Book, Volker Gruhn
    Pages 211-233
  12. Regina Hebig, Andreas I. Schmied, Ingo Weisemöller
    Pages 257-280
  13. S. M. Didar Al Alam, Dietmar Pfahl, Günther Ruhe
    Pages 281-303
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 329-332

About this book


This book focuses on the design, development, management, governance and application of evolving software processes that are aligned with changing business objectives, such as expansion to new domains or shifting to global production. In the context of an evolving business world, it examines the complete software process lifecycle, from the initial definition of a product to its systematic improvement. In doing so, it addresses difficult problems, such as how to implement processes in highly regulated domains or where to find a suitable notation system for documenting processes, and provides essential insights and tips to help readers manage process evolutions. And last not least, it provides a wealth of examples and cases on how to deal with software evolution in practice.

Reflecting these topics, the book is divided into three parts. Part 1 focuses on software business transformation and addresses the questions of which process(es) to use and adapt, and how to organize process improvement programs. Subsequently, Part 2 mainly addresses process modeling. Lastly, Part 3 collects concrete approaches, experiences, and recommendations that can help to improve software processes, with a particular focus on specific lifecycle phases.

This book is aimed at anyone interested in understanding and optimizing software development tasks at their organization. While the experiences and ideas presented will be useful for both those readers who are unfamiliar with software process improvement and want to get an overview of the different aspects of the topic, and for those who are experts with many years of experience, it particularly targets the needs of researchers and Ph.D. students in the area of software and systems engineering or information systems who study advanced topics concerning the organization and management of (software development) projects and process improvements projects. 


Software development process management Software development techniques Software notations and tools Method Engineering Agile Process Management Value-Driven Software Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Marco Kuhrmann
    • 1
  • Jürgen Münch
    • 2
  • Ita Richardson
    • 3
  • Andreas Rausch
    • 4
  • He Zhang
    • 5
  1. 1.University of Southern DenmarkOdenseDenmark
  2. 2.University of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.University of LimerickLimerickIreland
  4. 4.Technische Universität ClausthalClausthal-ZellerfeldGermany
  5. 5.Nanjing UniversityNanjingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-31543-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31545-4
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