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Software Process Definition and Management

  • Jürgen Münch
  • Ove Armbrust
  • Martin Kowalczyk
  • Martín Soto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Jürgen Münch, Ove Armbrust, Martin Kowalczyk, Martín Soto
    Pages 1-18
  3. Jürgen Münch, Ove Armbrust, Martin Kowalczyk, Martín Soto
    Pages 19-77
  4. Jürgen Münch, Ove Armbrust, Martin Kowalczyk, Martín Soto
    Pages 79-110
  5. Jürgen Münch, Ove Armbrust, Martin Kowalczyk, Martín Soto
    Pages 111-138
  6. Jürgen Münch, Ove Armbrust, Martin Kowalczyk, Martín Soto
    Pages 139-176
  7. Jürgen Münch, Ove Armbrust, Martin Kowalczyk, Martín Soto
    Pages 177-186
  8. Jürgen Münch, Ove Armbrust, Martin Kowalczyk, Martín Soto
    Pages 187-210
  9. Jürgen Münch, Ove Armbrust, Martin Kowalczyk, Martín Soto
    Pages 211-215
  10. Jürgen Münch, Ove Armbrust, Martin Kowalczyk, Martín Soto
    Pages 217-218
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 219-235

About this book

Introduction

The concept of processes is at the heart of software and systems engineering. Software process models integrate software engineering methods and techniques and are the basis for managing large-scale software and IT projects. High product quality routinely results from high process quality.

Software process management deals with getting and maintaining control over processes and their evolution. Becoming acquainted with existing software process models is not enough, though. It is important to understand how to select, define, manage, deploy, evaluate, and systematically evolve software process models so that they suitably address the problems, applications, and environments to which they are applied. Providing basic knowledge for these important tasks is the main goal of this textbook.

Münch and his co-authors aim at providing knowledge that enables readers to develop useful process models that are suitable for their own purposes. They start with the basic concepts. Subsequently, existing representative process models are introduced, followed by a description of how to create individual models and the necessary means for doing so (i.e., notations and tools). Lastly, different possible usage scenarios for process management are highlighted (e.g. process improvement and software process simulation).

Their book is aimed at students and researchers working on software project management, software quality assurance, and software measurement; and at practitioners who are interested in process definition and management for developing, maintaining, and operating software-intensive systems and services.

Keywords

Process Management Project Management Software Engineering Software Life Cycle Software Process Improvement Software Process Modeling Systems Engineering

Authors and affiliations

  • Jürgen Münch
    • 1
  • Ove Armbrust
    • 2
  • Martin Kowalczyk
    • 3
  • Martín Soto
    • 4
  1. 1., Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Alpine Electronics Research of AmericaTorranceUSA
  3. 3., Processes Measurement and ImprovementFraunhofer IESEKaiserslauternGermany
  4. 4.eleven GmbHBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-24291-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-24290-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-24291-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-8199
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-8202
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