Process-Oriented Interactive Simulation of Software Acquisition Projects

  • Tobias Häberlein
  • Thomas Gantner
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2510)


The software acquisition process model Garp [3], developed at DaimlerChrysler, is a tool for process improvement and assessment. It comprises many, temporally, concurrently, and non-deterministically linked process steps and a huge amount of best practice information associated with them.

Garp is mainly designed for experts. We argue why it is essential in the process improvement environment to also have a facility which explains process dynamics and why an interactive simulation is suitable for this. The paper describes the design of an interactive simulation framework, which allows to map Garp (and with it any other similar process model) straightforwardly to a project simulation game.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tobias Häberlein
    • 1
  • Thomas Gantner
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Computer Science Department of Software MethodologyUniversity of UlmGermany
  2. 2.DaimlerChrysler Research and TechnologyUSA

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